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My Turn: A poignant outcome to a tragic event

You may have spent your Memorial Day at a barbecue, enjoying time with family, honoring our veterans in some manner or maybe you had to work.  But there was a news story that stood out to me and I wanted to make sure you caught it.

Two vehicles collided at Malpass Corner and Highway 421 on Memorial Day. The scary scene was caught on a local security camera in that area.  Four people were injured and taken to the hospital.  Two of them, Aung Myo and Bee Mar, had serious injuries. 

But here is the interesting part of the story.  Our reporters found out they were on their way to Moores Creek for the naturalization ceremony on Monday where they were scheduled to become United States citizens.

Now there's still so much more to learn about this.  We don't know all the details of the accident and we also don't know each person's story about their path to naturalization.  We did find out that both people were sworn in as US citizens at a local hospital later that day.

And to me, I can't think of a more poignant outcome. On a day in which we honor those who gave their lives for our freedom and for our country, we have a heartwarming story like this.

Makes me appreciate my citizenship even more.   

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