The bodybuilder-turned-actor-turned-politician-turned avid donkey owner posted a series of photos this weekend that chronicled his time growing up in Austria before he arrived here in 1968 — all while audio of his speech from the 2004 Republican National Convention plays in the background.
Schwarzenegger became a citizen on Sept. 17, 1983.
“My fellow Americans, this an amazing moment for me,” it begins. “To think that a once scrawny boy from Austria could grow up to become governor of the state of California, that is an immigrant’s dream. In school when the teacher would talk about America, I would daydream about coming here. I would daydream about living here. As long as I live, I will never forget the day when I raised my right hand and I took the oath of citizenship. You know how proud I was? I was so proud that I walked around with the American flag around my shoulders all day long.”
The gallery also includes photos of Schwarzenegger as a youth growing up in Austria, as California’s governor, and as a family man.
“It is one of the proudest days of my life,” Schwarzenegger wrote. “I owe everything to America. Born in Austria, Made in America!”
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