This being Veteran's Day I was going to find something about the Mexicanos, Mexican Americans, Chicanos, or Latinos that had been in the Service.
But I find I can not stop but thinking on the people of the Philippines. Like so many others I fear for those who are struggling to survive. Please check out the links at the end of the post.
I'd also like to share this image of these young Filipino youth that were studying at a young Pasadena Junior College. I find myself thinking on them and on any of their descendants here or in the Philippines.
This image from the 1929 yearbook that shares that their officers were:
President Giraldo Ares
Vice President Santiago Baggao
Secretary Vicente Bugayong
Treasurer Vicente Bugayong
Adviser Mr. Archie Turrell
|Image courtesy of the Archives, Pasadena Museum of History|
"Pasadena Junior College had restricted and unrestricted clubs. The restricted clubs had a name or a purpose that were generally abstract or symbolic. La Filipina's Club's purpose was clear, direct, and touching. The quote for the 1929 yearbook reads, " La Filipina touches the Filipino's heart as a reminder of home." From 1933, it reads, "Filipino students, coming to school in a strange land, find their loignings for home and fellow-countrymen alleviated in the companionship of La Filipina."
Latinos in Pasadena, 2009
Powerpoint presentation, Martínez
Doctors Without Borders
International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies
The list below look links, but I would Google websites to be secure.