IN HONOR OF OUR CITIZENSHIP DAY VOLUNTEERS
(Extensions of Remarks - July 23, 2014)

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[Extensions of Remarks]
[Page E1212]
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               IN HONOR OF OUR CITIZENSHIP DAY VOLUNTEERS

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                            HON. GENE GREEN

                                of texas

                    in the house of representatives

                        Wednesday, July 23, 2014

  Mr. GENE GREEN of Texas. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to thank and honor 
the hardworking volunteers who helped make our 20th Annual Citizenship 
Day a big success.
  Thanks to the help of community volunteers, many legal permanent 
residents began the process of becoming an American citizen during our 
Citizenship Day workshop on June 21, 2014.
  Participants discussed the privileges, rights, responsibilities and 
obligations of all citizens. Men and women who have lived in the U.S. 
for decades, but had been too intimidated to begin the process, had the 
opportunity to take that first step.
  Over the years, we've heard so many great stories of those who have 
gone on to become citizens. I have had the pleasure of attending many 
naturalization ceremonies in Houston and Harris County. It is inspiring 
to see the pride and patriotism in the eyes of those who choose to 
become part of our great country.
  None of this would be possible without the help of our volunteers, 
some of whom have been serving our community since the first 
Citizenship Day, held in 1994.
  We appreciate their time, dedication, compassion and heart to serve 
our community.

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