MIDDLETOWN -- Friday, the National Anthem meant so much more for Carlos Daza, that’s because he became a US citizen.
“It’s kind of surreal,” said PFC Carlos Daza.
The 25-year-old Bolivia native came to the states when he was three.
“Growing up I didn’t notice the division of being legal and not legal. So I grew up thinking I was American and that changed after high school,” said PFC Daza.
Daza came to the states with two missions; one is joining the army and two is becoming a US citizen.
On Friday, his second wish came true. Him and 50 others in Connecticut also had that dream come true.
Ahmut Peka, from Albania, was also celebrating becoming a citizen.
He said the naturalization process has taken him more than 5 years, but now that he’s a citizen his focus will be providing for this growing family.