“I hereby declare, on oath, that … that I will perform work of national importance under civilian direction when required by the law; and that I take this obligation freely without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; so help me God …”
Christabel Christy and Sundar Balasubramanian, of Mt. Pleasant, and their children Masilan, 11, Nelli, 6, and Vetri, 2, pledge their allegence to the United States. Balasubramanian came here from India and is a research doctor at MUSC. Christy is from Sri Lanka by way of Canada. The children were born in America..
“I hereby declare, on oath, that … that I will bear arms on behalf of the United States when required by the law; that I will perform noncombatant service in the armed forces of the United States when required by the law …”
Ferenc Farda, of Myrtle Beach, came to the United States from Budapest, Hungary 11 years ago. Eligible for citizenship in 2009, he said he was not ready yet, that he had not given enough. On June 26, he was more than ready and bursting with happiness as he became an American citizen.