The Jewish History Museum/Holocaust History Center hosted its first naturalization ceremony on Friday, Feb. 17.
Barbara Brumer, board president of the Jewish History Museum/Holocaust History Center, was one of the 26 people who became a United States citizen that day.
The setting was perfect for this type of ceremony, Brumer says, considering that the museum building was erected before Arizona became a state, and now has the first state commissioned flag on display.
During the modest commencement, Judge Scott Gan asked if anyone would like to speak. One after another, more than half of these new Americans shared heartfelt stories about their journey toward citizenship and hopes for the future.
“It was really moving; it was a wonderful morning,” says Brumer.
Read the entire Arizona Jewish Post article here.
Originally published on March 3, 2017.