Students at Northbrook Junior High School in Northbrook, Illinois, got the “ultimate civics lesson” as they learned to appreciate and celebrate their United States citizenship. They witnessed the Naturalization Ceremony of  fifty of the nation’s newest citizens, who immigrated from twenty-five countries.  They also had the privilege of hearing a powerful message from Sam Harris, a Holocaust survivor, a proud graduate of Northbrook Junior High, a board member of Citizenship Counts, and a humanitarian. Enjoy his inspiring words on appreciating the freedoms that come with United States citizenship!

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  • Nancy Haas
    June 4th, 2012

    Sam’s address to the new citizens brought tears to my eyes. I am sure that the entire audience was inspired by his words. We are blessed to have him on our board. Thank you, Sam.

  • Tamara Hogsett
    May 17th, 2012

    You continue to inspire us with each entry. Thanks for sharing all the good news with us.

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