Far too often, the news media directs our eyes to the negative aspect of stories; particularly when politics is involved. As Independence Day approaches, it is important to realize that there are millions of immigrants that have gone through the lengthy process to legally assimilate into the United States. Just two days before the Fourth of July, we are honored to congratulate Alexandro and his wife, Ariane, after having successfully completed naturalization. Alex has been a dedicated, hard-working employee since joining the Vaillancourt Folk Art family in 2006 and will be exemplar of citizenry in the United States! Congratulations, Alex and Ariane!