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Last Wednesday I Became a Citizen of the United States!!

Discussion in 'After Hours Lounge (Off Topic)' started by Gregg Loewen, Nov 19, 2001.

  1. Gregg Loewen

    Gregg Loewen Video Standards Instructor, THX Ltd.
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    I went to an auditorium in Portland with 47 other citizen applicants, from 21 different countries, and took the pledge of allegiance.
    Just thought Id share,
    Gregg
    [​IMG]
     
  2. PhilipW

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    Congratulations!
     
  3. Jeff_A

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    Congratulations, Gregg! My father finally became a US citizen about ten years ago and it meant alot to him. So I have some idea of how you must feel. [​IMG]
     
  4. Patrick Sun

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    Welcome to the great American Melting Pot, Gregg!
     
  5. Joel Mack

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    Congrats, Gregg!
    I actually had no idea you weren't a citizen. Where are you from?
    [​IMG]
     
  6. Gregg Loewen

    Gregg Loewen Video Standards Instructor, THX Ltd.
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    thanks guys!

    I was raised in Canada, but have been in the US since 1988. Ive been thinking about joining the Navy Reserves so decided to take the plunge so I can go direct entry commissioned (if they will give me an age waiver - I turn 35 in December).

    Gregg
     
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    Congrats!

    I intend to apply in a couple of years (not eligible yet)

    --

    Holadem
     
  8. Carlo Medina

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    Congratulations Gregg! I do remember a shirt we gave to a friend who travelled in the Middle East a few years ago. It had a big Canadian Maple Leaf insignia on the front and the back said "Don't Shoot, I'm Canadian!" :bg:
     
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    Congrats Greg!! Don't forget to read your official flag manual!! (another thread here) and always hold on to your Canadian Heritage - don't let it go!
     
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    Heh, congrats, Gregg!

    Decidedly joined the land of the free and the home of the brave!

    Wish you to always stay one of those, my friend.

    Cees
     
  11. BryanZ

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    Congrats, Gregg! [​IMG] Guess that means you can no longer root for the Canadian hockey teams. [​IMG]
     
  12. Jeff Kleist

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    You have to turn in your license to say "eh" and "aboot" now Greg [​IMG]
     
  13. Craig S

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    Congratulations, Gregg!! I [​IMG] you!!
     
  14. Joseph DeMartino

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    Congratulations Gregg. I'm doubly impressed that you decided to do this after watching the election chaos of last year, and the attacks of this year. Welcome aboard! [​IMG]
    Regards,
    Joe
     
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    Good stuff Gregg!
    I became one too last year, when I was 28, its never too late. [​IMG]
    You can actually join the US Navy just by having a green card, I almost did, but as you proberbly know, they won't let you use your brain unless you become a citizen.
    Whats it feel like knowing more about the US law system than the average yank? [​IMG]
     
  16. Seth Paxton

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    So I figured I'd better become a citizen and sign up for the army before I got drafted.
    Gregg, there ain't no draft no more.
    There was one?
    [​IMG]
    Welcome you (insert derogatory Canadian slang here). I also had no idea that you were a fer-en-er.
     
  17. Henry Carmona

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    Congrats Greg,
    my wife just got her green card, and is waiting for her citizenship [​IMG]
     
  18. Joe Bernardi

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    Congrats, eh?

    I'm originally from Buffalo NY but loved playing hockey at the Fort Erie Arena. The rink was cold, but nice warm locker room.
     
  19. Dennis Nicholls

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    Hey it's easier to become an American citizen than a Canadian citizen. We don't make you learn French. [​IMG]
    (I have to read Canadian patent laws on occasion. They are printed in a two column format, English on one side and French on the other. Which wording controls?)
     
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    Congratulations! Were there any Swedes at the ceremony? [​IMG]
    I'm pretty sure I'll apply for citizenship too when I am eligible (2 years from now, I think). I wasn't going to, because I didn't want to give up my Swedish citizenship, but they've changed the law there to allow dual citizenship. Woohoo. [​IMG]
    /Mike
     

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