A student's speech to the graduates reveals a family built on faith


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  • Naval Vet Philadelphia, PA
    June 12, 2012 9:10 p.m.

    Colorado Reader:

    The military provides for citizenship once the member completes his/her obligatory service. Once he's been granted his, his family can move to the head of the line in applying for theirs. It's a good system. I've seen many who immigrated in this fashion.

  • lrsmith2377 Eagle River , AK
    June 11, 2012 4:56 p.m.

    Congratulations to mom. You made tough decisions and worked hard to raise your wonderful children in a difficult and unforgiving world. Your efforts, your faith and ultimately your success should be applauded. The world is better because your kids are in it, and your kids are who they are because of you.

  • CAPgirl Lander, WY
    June 11, 2012 1:43 p.m.

    Way to go, brother! God bless you and your family! Hooah!

  • Colorado Reader Littleton, CO
    June 11, 2012 9:50 a.m.

    Give this family citizenship! We need more just like them! I am proud to be a Hillcrest grad )Class of '83) when I read stories like this! Congrats to this fine young man!

  • gatsby Murray, utah
    June 11, 2012 9:25 a.m.

    Thank you for sharing this. I especially appreciated his comment that "we make the world a better place one person at a time." A virtuous life is its own reward.

    And kudos to the mother who has instilled values and a solid work ethic in her children in such a narcisstic, material based society!

    All the best

  • RockOn Spanish Fork, UT
    June 11, 2012 8:10 a.m.

    Nice article, Amy. Well done. Best wishes to this good American family.

  • aunt lucy Looneyville, UT
    June 11, 2012 7:35 a.m.

    A great message of hope, gratitude, and what's really important in this world!

  • Louisiana Cougar Pineville, LA
    June 11, 2012 6:45 a.m.

    Inspiring story!

    We are blessed to live in this country and to have immigrants who are such highly motivated people.

    Blessings to this family!

  • Sandy Salt Lake City, UT
    June 11, 2012 12:25 a.m.

    What an outstanding young man and family. I wish every graduation could feature such a speech and story. It reminds everyone of all we have to be grateful for.