Capitals forward Justin Williams has been living in America for the last 19 years. On Saturday, Williams took the extraordinary step of getting his American citizenship and becoming a dual citizen of the United States and Canada.
“I’ve lived here since I was 16 years old,” Williams said to CSN Mid-Atlantic’s JJ Regan. “Now I’m 35. Really half my life I’ve lived here so it was important to be a citizen.”
Citing a desire to have an easier time through the customs line, Williams started the process in the fall. On Saturday at Gunston Hall (located in Mason Neck, Virginia), Williams concluded his journey with an official ceremony. Participating with other applicants, the three-time Stanley Cup champion took the Oath of Allegiance, said the Pledge of Allegiance, and received a certificate which declared each a citizen. After the ceremony, Williams smiled and ridiculously waved an American flag.
— Jim McKinney (@USCISMediaVA) June 10, 2017
Congratulations on becoming a real American, Stick!
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