Guam - As Guam and the nation prepare to honor those who risked their lives to protect our freedoms and liberties tomorrow, 53 individuals from 9 different countries became citizens of the United States of America during today's Veteran's Day naturalization ceremony at the District Court of Guam. Coming from a family of immigrants himself, Colonel Donald Drechsler spoke about opportunities offered to U.S. citizens.

"Our nation doesn't promise a success story for immigrants, but rather promises an opportunity to succeed with the promises of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness," he said.

The new citizens were presented with certificates from Chief Judge Frances Tydingco-Gatewood and U.S .Magistrate Judge Joaquin Manibusan.