AURORA, Colo. — Mulugeta Halie says his English gets better every day.
“I’m from Ethiopia. I moved here last year, but I feel like this country is now my home country,” he said.
Part of making the United States his home country is observing a very American holiday. “This is the first time that I’m celebrating Thanksgiving,” Halie exclaimed with a smile.
Haile attended the 17th annual Refugee Thanksgiving Dinner at the Summit Events Center ballroom in Aurora on the evening of Nov. 20.
The event is sponsored by various nonprofits around the Denver-metro area including the African Community Center of Denver, an organization that helps refugees from around the world settle in the United States.