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American flag flying in Burtonwood for World Cup
5:00pm Saturday 26th October 2013 in News
BURTONWOOD family the Burns will have their American flag flying during the tournament having moved back to Warrington from California.
Penketh High School pupils Molly, aged 13 and James, aged 11, were born in Palm Springs in California before moving to Spain but have now settled in Warrington for the next few years.
Mum Jane said:”We’re waiting until Molly is 21 so she can apply for a green card and we can live there again.
“We celebrate traditions like Thanksgiving and as soon as we realised the World Cup was going to be held near us and the Tomahawks were training in Widnes we knew we had to go watch them.
“We love the country as the people are really nice and we like what they stand for so we’ll definitely have our American t-shirts on and supporting them all the way.”
Jane, aged 45, initially went with husband Karl, who worked as a football coach, to America as a holiday before falling in love with he place and applying for jobs there.
She added: “We lived in the desert and James was born in the back of a fire engine.
“We had to get the voice recording of the 911 call before they would register his birth as being in America and give us his birth certificate because they have so many problems with immigration.”
The family have been in Warrington since February after moving to Spain following the 9/11 terrorist attacks and opening their own American diner.
They will be watching the USA Tomahawks when they play in Wrexham and Salford and said they think if they can reach the semi-finals they believe they can go all the way.
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