Families belong together 2

Instead of going to the beach or having a summer picnic on the last Saturday of June, we joined people in San Diego (that was part of Mexico from 1821 to 1848, and Spain before that, and Kumeyaay – Native American before that!) and folks across the nation to show our support to families and everyone to live free in the pursuit of happiness in a democratic country that espouses rights, liberty, opportunity and equality. See the United Nations’ Universal Declaration of Human Rights that the United States voted in favor of in 1948). Pictured below is Eleanor Roosevelt with the Spanish language version of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. (Franklin D Roosevelt Library website)

So we gathered our signs that Larry had made and waited for the trolley at the Grantville Station.

We arrived at the San Diego County Administration Center, which has stood on the San Diego bay since 1938, welcoming residents and visitors alike, symbolizing the highest aspirations and ideals of public service with the motto “The Noblest Motive Is The Public Good.”

We then took our voices and signs to the streets and to vacationers from around the world!

On past the Star of India that was built in 1863 at Ramsey in the Isle of Man as Euterpe, a full-rigged iron windjammer ship. After a career sailing from Great Britain to India and New Zealand, she became a salmon hauler on the Alaska to California route.

And then we returned home for a chicken lunch and to rejoin family member Tasha, who was excited to see us and knows that families belong together!

And who helps to promote the rallies!

Moana – I Am Moana (Song of the Ancestors)*

Lin-Manuel Miranda, Opetaia Foa’i – We Know The Way (from “Moana”)*

Local news story and video: “For the second weekend, Trump’s immigration policies at center of San Diego’s protests.” (The San Diego Union-Tribune)

Lin-Manuel Miranda, Ben Platt Perform At March For Our Lives (“Found Tonight”)*

*This is a YouTube video.


About Bill D.

Bill is a retired RN who has enjoyed working as a docent in a well-known historic house museum, and now is a proud volunteer in San Diego's newest state-of-the-art hospital, Kaiser Permanente San Diego Medical Center. He enjoys reading, writing, and meditating, especially about mindfulness as discussed by Zen master, spiritual leader, and author Thich Nhat Hanh. (Photo credit: Jokie Tolentino)
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