I want to touch upon all of the letters you guys are receiving from individuals who declare that we live in a cancel tradition, as a result of we wish Accomplice flags, statues and symbols to be taken down from public buildings and parks.
I’m a descendant of a Civil Battle veteran; he was a soldier of the New Mexican Volunteers of the mounted infantry. I didn’t be taught in faculties that Mexican Individuals fought within the Civil Battle; this was omitted from our historical past books. I needed to be taught in regards to the heroics of many Mexican Individuals in the course of the Civil Battle by doing my very own analysis and with the assistance of Ancestry.com. I came upon that my great-great-grandfather, the Honorable Jose Leon Telles, was a fierce Indian fighter, Civil Battle veteran, choose and longtime politician of the New Mexican Legislature. When he died in 1914, was known as a real pioneer of New Mexican historical past by the Sante Fe New Mexican newspaper.
You see cancel tradition has been a convention in America for greater than 200 years. Simply ask the various Mexican Individuals who gave their lives to guard and defend the freedoms that now we have immediately, who’ve been lengthy forgotten.
— William Guerrero, Bakersfield