Independence day brings citizenship for Albany lady - WALB.com, South Georgia News, Weather, Sports

Independence Day brings citizenship for Albany lady

By Karen Cohilas - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - This July 4th will have an all new meaning for one Albany woman.

Though she's lived in the United States for nearly three decades, this Saturday will be her first as a United States Citizen.

Caroline Everitt has lived in the United States for 28 years, but she's only been a proud citizen for three days now. "It's something I've wanted for so many years. It never meant so much to me as it did on that day."

The day she took the oath to pledge her allegiance to the United States. "I've earned this privilege and will certainly stand behind my oath."

She moved to America from Britain when she was only 14. She studied in schools in America, married and had children here, but could never really feel confident in being here. "It is a fear of having to leave because this is home for me."

And this July 4th will take on an all new meaning for her. "It will be the first time that I will listen to the Star Spangled Banner and proudly sing it. Knowing that now it really does describe my country."

And she'll look forward to another first soon, casting her first ballot and getting to enjoy the responsibility that comes along with her citizenship through voting.

Before becoming a citizen earlier this week, Everitt had dual citizenship in Germany and Britain. She renounced her citizenship to those countries in order to become a U. S. citizen.


©2009 WALB News. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.   Feedback

  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • Coffee man wanted for beating pregnant woman surrenders

    Coffee man wanted for beating pregnant woman surrenders

    Friday, June 23 2017 10:49 AM EDT2017-06-23 14:49:04 GMT
    Antoine Maurice Miller (Source: Coffee Co. Sheriff)Antoine Maurice Miller (Source: Coffee Co. Sheriff)

    Antwoine Maurice Miller, 29, was booked into the Coffee County Jail, charged with one count of battery against a pregnant female, and one count of third degree cruelty to children. 

    More >>

    Antwoine Maurice Miller, 29, was booked into the Coffee County Jail, charged with one count of battery against a pregnant female, and one count of third degree cruelty to children. 

    More >>
  • The Great Race heads to Tifton

    The Great Race heads to Tifton

    Wednesday, June 21 2017 5:07 PM EDT2017-06-21 21:07:33 GMT
    The Great Race will arrive in Tifton this Saturday. (Source: The Great Race via YouTube)The Great Race will arrive in Tifton this Saturday. (Source: The Great Race via YouTube)

    An international race could place Tifton on the map. The Great Race is set to pass through Tifton for the first time in its 34-year-old tradition. 

    More >>

    An international race could place Tifton on the map. The Great Race is set to pass through Tifton for the first time in its 34-year-old tradition. 

    More >>
  • UPDATE: Driver named in multiple semi wreck on I-75

    UPDATE: Driver named in multiple semi wreck on I-75

    Friday, June 23 2017 9:17 AM EDT2017-06-23 13:17:22 GMT
    (Source: WALB)(Source: WALB)

    The Georgia State Patrol spent several hours Thursday night cleaning up after a fiery crash that injured one and involved four tractor-trailers on I-75 South near mile marker 3 in Lowndes County.

    More >>

    The Georgia State Patrol spent several hours Thursday night cleaning up after a fiery crash that injured one and involved four tractor-trailers on I-75 South near mile marker 3 in Lowndes County.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly