Abbey Alum Luis Lobo gave the keynote speech at an Old Salem, NC Naturalization Ceremony on July 4th.

Luis G. Lobo, the executive vice president and manager of multicultural banking at BB&T Bank in Winston-Salem, urged the new citizens to make a difference in their communities. He told them that America is a nation of immigrants, and some of those immigrants died fighting for American freedom in wars, such as Vietnam and in Iraq and Afghanistan. Lobo said his own family immigrated from Costa Rica, and his father helped other immigrants when they came to the United States.

To read the full story click here or watch the video below. His speech starts at about 4:30 in.