Welcoming Our Newest U.S. Citizens

Managing Partner Gary Lesser speaking on behalf of the Federal Bar Association Palm Beach County Chapter, addressed a packed courtroom of recently naturalized citizens and their families as they took part in the Naturalization Ceremony held at the Federal Courthouse in Downtown West Palm Beach.

On this day 49 new citizens from 29 countries repeated the Oath of Renunciation and Allegiance in front of the Federal Judge Robin L. Rosenberg to become United States citizens.  Gary was entrusted with a welcome speech to the newest members of our country.

Gary spoke of our country becoming a better place with citizens who care and strive for the American dream.  He spoke of their new responsibilities as a citizen – to serve on a jury, to vote, to lead, and to become involved so their voice can be heard.  He explained to these new citizens that “every one of us has the opportunity to help our country, help our community, be a little better.”

Gary’s speech closed with a quote from Abraham Lincoln, “Let us at all times remember that all American citizens are brothers and sisters of a common country, and should live together in the bonds of family and country.”

Congratulations to our newest citizens – we look forward to seeing out helping and supporting your fellow citizens!

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