TOLEDO, OH (WTOL) - Trinity Episcopal Church was filled with the sounds of 36 Syrian refugee kids paying homage to America this 4th of July.
After attending a week-long camp put together by US Together Toledo, the kids put on a one of a kind performance for locals Friday night.
At the camp, kids ages five to 16 learned about different arts, song and dance. Some of the most recent US arrivals from Syria came to Toledo just six months.
Friday was the final night of the camp. After learning how to sing, tap dance and create artwork this week--they wrapped up their experience by performing American classics like "This Little Light of Mine" and "God bless America."
They also recited Martin Luther King's infamous "I Have a Dream" speech in both English and Arabic.
The camp was put together by US Together Toledo and Trinity Episcopal Church to let the kids, some of whom have come from extreme trauma, know that they're loved, welcomed and accepted here in Toledo.
Like Joudy Kassab, a refugee from Syria whose now been in the country since 2015.
"I'm going to remember the good friends that I've made and the teachers of course, and everybody really."