So I have been caught, not for the first time..making things.
My last blog brought you brief comments about the dedication ceremony to honour Canadian born Alonzo Pickle in Minneapolis in the days to come. He is a Medal of Honor recipient, and one of about three dozen who have so far been, or about to be honoured by the US Customs and Immigration Service for their bravery.
Most fitting that the department is the one to honour these men, since that very agency serves the immigrant population. Some 750 of these over the years were awarded with the Medal of Honor.
By mistake I noted the ceremony will take place on the August 9th at the USCIS new complex in Minneapolis Mn. Trouble is, I misread my notes and gave you the wrong date. That service will take place on the 3rd.
In addition I made reference to the Canadian offices of the Consulate General, also in Minneapolis, as one who reports to our Embassy at Washington DC. I have now been informed that the office actually reports to folks at Ottawa and not DC
At the above ceremony several new US citizens will be taking their oath of citizenship. Congratulations to all.
cheers till Sunday,