Brimming with optimism and eager to vote, 26 immigrants became US citizens at a special naturalization ceremony in Alexandria, Va., close to the Pentagon and the memory of 9/11.
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What a difference 11 years makes.
Just two weeks later, he watched the aftermath of the 9/11 terror attacks on television in Texas.
“It was scary,” says Mr. Kamara. “The fact that I just came from a war – I felt like I was going to come into another one.”