WASHINGTON (WKOW) -- President Barack Obama is spent the Fourth of July recognizing our nation's armed forces.
He hosted a naturalization ceremony at the White House for 25 members of the American military, who were born in more than a dozen countries.
The president celebrated the diversity of the group and the entire nation, saying the country's success wouldn't be possible without the generations of immigrants who have from all around the world.
"It brings me great joy and
inspiration because it reminds us that we are a country that is bound together
not simply by ethnicity or blood lines, but by fidelity to a set of
ideas," President Obama said.
The president and the First Lady also hosted a barbecue and concert for military families on the White House south lawn today. That's where President Obama saluted "the generation of heroes" for their service and sacrifice.