My good friend, and family member kind of, Santiago Murtagh became an American citizen on Tuesday September 23 at about 3pm. Santi originally came to the U.S. from Argentina as a foreign exchange student and lived with Mark and Linda Cave, went to high school with Gillian, then on to college at UNL and married Sarah a little over four years ago. That is why I say his is family kind of, Gillian has always referred to him as her brother, so I guess he is my brother-in-law. Sarah has planed a Welcome to America Party for Oct 4th. So lets all join in congratulating Santi on becoming a citizen, just in time to watch our economy fall apart!
Eliot posted this, I think it is fitting.
Linda took a few picture of the ceremony, I put them up of flickr
The following is the oath Santi swore to, courtesy of Linda;
“I hereby declare, on oath, that I absolutely and entirely renounce and abjure all allegiance and fidelity to any foreign prince, potentate, state, or sovereignty of whom or which I have heretofore been a subject or citizen; that I will support and defend the Constitution and laws of the United States of America against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I will bear arms on behalf of the United States when required by the law; that I will perform noncombatant service in the Armed Forces of the United States when required by the law; that I will perform work of national importance under civilian direction when required by the law; and that I take this obligation freely without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; so help me God.”