~~July 5, 2015~~
THIS IS MY COUNTRY
As some of you may know, I was born in Puerto Rico. I grew up believing that the American presence was “the best thing” that could happen to the Island. This premise has ruled my mind for most of my life.
Many significant events in Puerto Rico took place before I was born and while I was a baby. As I grew up, I heard some stories, wives tales, rumors …. but never learned about them officially nor were they taught in school. My frame of mind was modeled by those who taught me. I didn’t have all the fact as they were squashed by the “powers that be“.
As the voice of Don Pedro Albizu Campos was silenced by the “tyrant“, many, like me, were totally uninformed and lacked the real facts.
I must confess that I wanted to separate myself from the place where I was born for many reasons. Now I know these were totally unfounded and illogical.
Some may think that I have become a fanatic, that this is a phase, that it will go away. That won’t be the case. At this age, there isn’t much that I can do but continue to educate myself. To research and read … to find good sources of documented truth and information. I must continue to use this spot, my “space”, to share knowledge and information about Puerto Rico, my country.
As I listen to this anthem, as I look at the images, I feel chill down my spine, goosebumps on my skin and a swelling of pride of my place of origin. The lyrics say it all.
I’m very proud to say that I am Puerto Rican.
Bing & Google Images
Himno de Puerto Rico …. Historical Illustrations
~~Published on Mar 30, 2012~~
Esta versión de La Borinqueña fue interpretada por Ednita Nazario, Ruth Fernández
y Cesar Hernández en un especial de Navidad del Banco Popular de Puerto Rico.
~~Himno de Puerto Rico~~
La Borinqueña …. Beautiful views
~~Uploaded on Sep 16, 2007~~
La Borinqueña Himno Nacional de Puerto Rico
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