Ceremony marks new chapter



July 28, 2018 - 4:00 AM

Violeta taking the oath of U.S. citizenship

Earlier this summer my daughter-in-law, Violeta Rodriguez Stauffer, joined the staff of the Iola Register, working in graphic design.

Last week, Violeta became a citizen of the United States, participating in the July 19 naturalization ceremony at the Lied Center in Lawrence.

We had no idea how emotional the day would be. Knowing only our story, we could only extrapolate the intensity of our emotions to the other 330 applicants and their family and friends that created a palpable buzz throughout the auditorium.

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