Maria Rosales and Alex Orihuela Silva were good citizens long before they became citizens. Rosales and Orihuela Silva, along with nine others, swore the oath of citizenship Wednesday morning in front of family and longtime friends.
Rosales came to Juneau in 1998 to be closer to her oldest son — “to be all together,” she said.
“Since the first day I came, (I’m) in love of Juneau,” Rosales said.
She said she appreciates the nature, mountains and the people — she was born in a small town that was peaceful and safe like Juneau, she said.