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Martin August 4, 2012 at 03:55 am
Carlos, to use the term "legend" to introduce and event no less important to Mexico thanRead More the War of Independence is to us in America can be easily perceived as an insult. There are recorded dates, events, persons and injustices which created the volatile setting for Priest, Miguel Hidalgo to pronounce the call to arms. It is documented in history texts that he actually started the movement as a somewhat religious war which caused him to be excommunicated and defrocked by the Catholic Church. I find it ironic that after more than 200 years since his execution, it is mostly Catholic Churches that get directly involved in the celebration. As for celebrating the event...I do whenever I happen to visit Mexico where it holds a special meaning, on the night of the 15th.
Carlos Villatoro August 4, 2012 at 05:03 am
Interesting viewpoint, Martin. Thanks for the comment.
Gary Erwin August 4, 2012 at 03:25 pm
Here is a good read on the subject of Cinco De Mayo.Read More http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2012/05/120505-cinco-de-mayo-history-mexican-mexico-american-beer-battle/
Bil Paul July 12, 2012 at 02:07 am
Big mistake -- not hiring her, that is. I'm surprised it's going to trial. Maybe there's more to itRead More than appears on the surface?
Eva C July 12, 2012 at 12:19 pm
How does her partial hand paralysis stop her from being able to work there? If she isn't able toRead More perform the job duties then she isn't qualified but if she can perform the necessary tasks then she should be allowed to work, even with her hand issue. Good luck. Someone will probably see this and offer her a better job!
Kay C. Duncan July 12, 2012 at 05:07 pm
Bill, the lawsuit was just filed today. It has a long way to go before it goes to trial.... ThatRead More said, this will be fascinating to follow.
Bil Paul July 5, 2012 at 10:57 pm
A lot of people, a lot of fun, much better than San Diego's show !!!! Nice video coverage.
Joy Truesdell July 6, 2012 at 10:14 pm
Thank you Rotary Club! We invited 27 people from our church group for a "dessert",Read More enjoyed some fireworks with neighbors in front of our home and then walked to Veteran's park with our chairs (quite a troop) to watch the Rotarian fireworks show. It was great despite the wind, which must have been problematic for those folks in charge. Like Diane (above) we all loved that perfect smiling face and even his odd, wind-shaped brothers. A friend from Vacaville, who was too ill to come, texted me and said she was enjoying the show from her bedroom window. Job well done.
Debra Dingman July 9, 2012 at 11:20 am
Thanks to Rotary and their gallant effort to raise funds without RDA money from the city and to allRead More who donated. Our family and friends had a great time watching from our traditional spot in the park--but this was truly one of the busiest displays we've seen. AWESOME job! And loved the smiley faces, too.
gloria resendiz July 1, 2012 at 12:47 am
Thank you. Too many TNT booths. Go Dixon Montesorri school :) only Phantom in town. Part of ourRead More goal is to buy books this year for the older kids. Please support us. Proud parent :)
Carlos Villatoro June 28, 2012 at 09:04 pm
WOW that's a lot of money! I was there and it was a blast. Wish they had it every weekend!
Chrissy June 27, 2012 at 03:10 pm
Nice write up!
Mary Ann Courville June 27, 2012 at 09:13 pm
Gotta love that guy....with a heart as big as Texas!! My first encounter with Kevin was as aRead More Realtor, from there he became a friend. Kevin is always willing to help and is extremely dedicated to his family and Dixon. Thanks for the great article.
Sandee George June 28, 2012 at 01:06 pm
What a great article. I know Kevin and Carla from Rotary and Chamber and they are fabulous. HeRead More really does love what he does for a living and the love he has for his family is contagious.
Sandee George June 12, 2012 at 03:29 pm
It is so important that we continue this tradition in the City of Dixon. Thank you to the DixonRead More Patch for printing this story.
Lisa Geraty June 12, 2012 at 05:56 pm
Yes, thanks Dixon Patch. I don't have much to give, but I will send a small check. Like you said,Read More if everyone gives a little. This is such a big part of the holiday for us, a family tradition that wouldn't feel whole without the fireworks.
Joy Truesdell June 22, 2012 at 09:43 pm
There needs to be a better way of getting the word out about the financial need. So many DixonitesRead More enjoy the show. We'll send a check. This is a big part of our "4th". Thank you Rotary Club.
Carlos Villatoro June 10, 2012 at 01:32 pm
Great story Charlotte. It sounds like the Relay this year was a great success.
Leslie Earl June 10, 2012 at 03:15 pm
We went to the fairgrounds at 2:30am and walked for an hour and a half. Apart from the wind (andRead More lack of lighting, good thing we brought flashlights!), it was peaceful and even pleasant.
Sandee George July 6, 2011 at 08:44 pm
Thank you for the acknowledgement! I was at the park all day on Monday and was thrilled to see soRead More many people in attendance. I am hoping that next year we will be able to add to the show to make it bigger and better. Sandee George Chairperson - Fourth of July Committee Rotary Club of Dixon
rebecca harris May 28, 2012 at 08:43 pm
Thanks to all who particapted in placing the American flag on each grave and thanks to everyone whoRead More retrieved the flags. My brother is buried there and I am so pleased that someone cared enought to honor these fallen heroes. May God continue to bless all of you. My hope is to be able to visit the site soon.
Irene E. Vincent May 31, 2012 at 03:50 pm
I loved this article, being a women from the United States Army; I say well said Mr. Villatoro andRead More a big thank you to your girls.
Shalene May 28, 2012 at 03:05 pm
There is nothing more special and heart warming than to see so many faces. We all come together toRead More share this emotional and wonderful day. We honor those in whom we love and respect weather they are still with us or have passed away.. My father and grandfather passed away within two weeks of each other and are a row apart. To know that so many people truly care about our loved ones is an honor. We will always love you. We will always remember you We will ALWAYS be PROUD AMERICANS. Shalene Campbell Daughter of Jimmy Lee Ramey Jr. Sec 3
Debe May 29, 2012 at 03:08 am
My Father, age 90 a veteran of WW ll;he served in he Philippines. He was there with m to honor hisRead More Grandson, my son who was layed to rest on 07-23-09. My Father lost one of his brothers tat served also; he was kille in Germany/France invasion. Out of 5 brothers fighting, and only 1 killed, seems to be a miracle my Dad is standing there...Igive thanks to all our fallen soldiers...Blessings they are left in sleep. Till Jesus comes for us...hugs! ~D~