One of the journalists was Liana Aghajanian, a Detroit-based writer whose assignment took her from a Bosnian café in Hamtramck to the heart of New Hampshire on a journey in search of what tradition means in our nation today.
“Except for Michigan, I had never been to any of the states that we ended up going to. So it was a very new experience for me,” Aghajanian says.
She says the trip opened her eyes to a different side of America. “It was a very new experience for me, as somebody who came to this country as a refugee myself, to discover a part of American that I really didn’t know too intimately,” she says.
“I think the takeaway from that experience would be that there’s a lot of uncertainty in America. That was a running theme. A lot of people feel very unheard.” - Liana Aghajanian