~~October 22, 2019~~
ONE YEAR AGO TODAY
🇵🇷💞🇵🇷 … ONE YEAR AGO TODAY … I POSTED THIS!! 🇵🇷💞🇵🇷
Hi! My name is Horty Rexach.
I am Puerto Rican and I grew up in an island (according to the president of the US Virgin Islands) in the middle of the ocean.
Surrounded by water. Big water.
A lot of water!
Oh! … and we ARE American citizens, not by choice but rather by imposition.
We have been American citizens since 1917 because there was no other option.
My people have served in the might U.S. of A. military forces since 1917.
Yep, citizenship was imposed in the beginning of World War One.
We speak both English and Spanish.
The Puerto Rican people receive $22.5 million dollars in social help as well as subsidies from the American government.
However, we produce around $77 million dollars toward the economy of the mighty U.S. of A.
Why do we have two last names?
No Puerto Rican woman loses her last name when she marries because we don’t want to forget our very own mothers.
We are an archipelago (because we are not only a small island – we have Culebra, Vieques, Isla de Mona and several others).
The geography of Puerto Rico consists of an archipelago located between the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, east of the Dominican Republic and west of the Virgin Islands.
The main island of Puerto Rico is the smallest and most eastern of the Greater Antilles.
Our small archipielago, surrounded by big water, provides more members to the military forces per capita than ANY other state of the Union!!
Our Island has produced astronauts, NASA engineers, scientists, a Judge in the US Supreme Court, a recipient of a Medal of Honor, 5 Miss Universe crowns, the Borinqueneers (65th Infantry Division – google this one), Oscar and Grammy recipients, athletes, actors of world fame and many more distinguished citizens who call our beautiful Island HOME.
We are a beautiful and interesting mix of Spanish (European), African and Taíno blood. This mix gives us an incredible drive to survive.
Nothing Breaks our Boricua Spirit
We do not fit in any BOX.
Biologist says Puerto Rican women possess the ideal genotype of the ‘Perfect‘ human via DNA ancestry.
It is a fact that this genetic composition represents the human race because of its wide heritage of races.
#PuertoRicoStrong … 🇵🇷 … ¡Weeepa!
I am Puerto Rican and I’m damn proud of it!!
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I admire your native spirit, sense of pride, and independence. I stand with you.
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Great post. So true about who we are as Puerto Ricans. Some would argue that Puerto Rico was granted citizenship, not as an act of grace but to have more boots on the ground in Europe when we became involved in WW1. Thanks for sharing. All the best
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TY, Lindi … means a lot!! 🙏🏽 deeply appreciated, from the heart!! 🇵🇷