Friday, May 24 2013 9:30 AM EDT2013-05-24 13:30:13 GMT
Information from GA Pundit- Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield soldiers began Memorial Day observances Thursday. Several Gold Star Families - who like the Bookers have lost a family member to conflictMore >>
Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield soldiers began Memorial Day observances Thursday. In 2013, Georgia lost 26 armed services members who gave their lives for us and their names were read in the State Capitol as part of our observance of Memorial Day.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 9:01 AM EDT2013-05-24 13:01:21 GMT
LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. (AP) - Legal woes are piling up for the leader of Georgia's Democratic Party. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports (http://bit.ly/199UTSo) that a lawsuit filed in Gwinnett CountyMore >>
A lawsuit filed in Gwinnett County this week accuses Mike Berlon of failing to distribute nearly $1 million from a trust he created for a friend and his son.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 11:45 PM EDT2013-05-24 03:45:38 GMT
A Cordele man is out of jail tonight, accused of stealing thousands of dollars worth of jewelry from his former employer. Crisp County Investigators say 25-year-old James Aultman stole more than $10,000More >>
A Cordele man is out of jail tonight, accused of stealing thousands of dollars worth of jewelry from his former employer.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 11:40 PM EDT2013-05-24 03:40:13 GMT
Albany Police are putting on a free gospel concert this weekend. It's free, but they will accept donations to fund the department's annual community picnic in June. Musical artists from around SouthMore >>
Albany Police are putting on a free gospel concert this weekend.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 11:35 PM EDT2013-05-24 03:35:30 GMT
A couple of South Georgia mayors attended a forum at the Albany Civil Rights Institute to enlighten the public on how city governments run, Thursday. Albany Mayor Dorothy Hubbard and Baconton Mayor AnnetteMore >>
A couple of South Georgia mayors attended a forum at the Albany Civil Rights Institute to enlighten the public on how city governments run, Thursday.More >>
February 27, 2004
Ft. Benning - What does it mean to be an American? Some take it for granted, but on Friday servicemen and women from around the world took a special oath to become U.S. citizens.
Corporal James Rock and his wife, Jesula, are stationed at MCLB in Albany. They were both born in Haiti. He says, "It was my dream to be in the military."
Like all of his comrades, Rock already wears the American uniform, but material doesn't mean as much as the words said during the Oath of Allegiance.
With a simple hand in the air and a promise to America, nearly 40 nationalities merged into one country, the United States of America. Rock adds, "Now I'm part of the family and I'm serving my country instead of just being in the military."
Then a recorded word from President George W. Bush, "Today, the United States is not only your home, it is your country."
U.S. citizenship was a gift from President Bush to foreign active duty service members during the war on terror. Mrs. Rock smiles, "It means sacrifices for me and it means a victory."
Rock's wife can become an American citizen too. She says, "I already sent my papers. Probably next year, I'll have my own ceremony."
One word describes the men and women from around the world who are proudly waving the red, white and blue, Impressive. They all joined our mission without having the paperwork to call themselves American. Now they can.
During the past year, more than eight-thousand military service members have become U.S. citizens.