This 4th of July was extra special because we had a few people celebrating with us who’ve just recently immigrated to the US and were participating the Nation’s independence for the 1st time. Our sister-in-law, Chrizelle, came to the US on a spouse visa and has only been here for a few months. She and my brother, Peter, enjoyed floating the river with the Kellys, eating great food, and watching the firework show.
Our second guests were a family of refugees from Iraq that were relocated to Salt Lake City just over a month ago. They truly enjoyed celebrating with us the independence of what will soon be their very own country. We showed them all we could about 4th of July culture including potato salad, ice-cold root beer, fireworks, S’mores were a big hit, and old fashion conversing by the fire. It was a great day made extra special by our recently arrived guests.
I just hope the the United States of America will be as good to them as it has been to Kate and I.