ERNESTO J. MARRERO

MY FATHER, MY OLDER BROTHER, MY TWO BROTHERS THAT WERE IN VIETNAM WAR,UNCLES,COUSINS,NEWPHEWS THAT DID MILITARY SERVICE, ALSO COMPLAIN ABOUT THE BAD WAY THEIR WERE TREATED IN THE SERVICE, BUT THEY ARE VERY PROUD OF BEING IN THE SERVICE FIGHTING FOR UNITED STATE, AND PUERTO RICO. I WONDER IF THE PUERTORICANS THAT ARE IN THE MILITARY TODAY HAVE THE SAME PROBLEM. TODAY THE PEOPLE OF PUERTO RICO, STILL CANT VOTE FOR THE PRESIDENT, THE COMMANDER IN CHIEF. IS REALLY CONFUSING SOMETIMES, WHY THE PUERTO RICANS TODAY STILL VOLUNTEER TO GO ON THE US MILITARY? ARE WE SECOND CLASS CITIZENS? ARE WE DIFERENT FROM ANYBODY ELSE? I WONDER IF AMERICANS WILL GO IN THE MILITARY, IF THEY CANT VOTE FOR THE PRESIDENT OR IF THEY HAVE BEEN DESCRIMINATED BECAUSE THE COLOR OF THEIR SKIN. EXCEPT OF MY 4 NEWPHEWS, THAT WERE BORNED IN USA. MANY OF MY FAMILY DIDNT SPEAK ENGLISH AT ALL BUT THEY VOLUNTEER TO FIGHT FOR UNITED STATES. IMAGING YOURSELF GOING TO FIGHT IN WAR FOR THE UNITED STATES, WITHOUT KNOWING HOW TO SPEAK ENGLISH, NEVER BEING OUT OF THE ISLAND, NEVER BEING ABLE TO VOTE FOR THE COMMANDER IN CHIFT(THE PRESIDENT) AND ASKING YOURSELF WHY I AM HERE?
THE BORINGUENEERS WENT THROUGH THAT AND MORE, MANY LOST THEIR LIVES IN CORREA AND MANY OTHER WARS, FIGHTING FOR AMERICA. I AM SO HAPPY WE ARE GETTING SOME RECOGNITION NOW AFTER SO MANY YEARS OF WAITING. MY FATHER IS NOT WITH US ANYMORE, BUT I AM SO HAPPY FOR ALL THE MEMBERS IN MY FAMILY THAT WILL SEE THE RECOGNITION TODAY.

ERNESTO J. MARRERO

Ernesto: We had to edit your entry because it was too long. Thank you. — El Pozo Productions