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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 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.
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.
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~
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.
Diane Castillo- Andrade May 14, 2012 at 11:40 am
Thank you for sharing. As a long time Dixonite away from Dixon, it is so good to be able to see theRead More parade. That was one of the best events as a family we looked forward to. Again thanks. Diane Castillo - Andrade
Carlos Villatoro May 14, 2012 at 01:32 pm
You are very welcome! Thank you for logging on and checking out the footage!
Carol Pruett July 30, 2012 at 02:20 pm
Carlos, I did not know this was on here. Thank you so much.
Debra Dingman April 26, 2012 at 12:57 pm
Since its beginning, I've called the Kiwanis Club the "working hands" civicRead More organization--we always have a great turn out for our service projects! Thanks Carlos for spreading the word! We're looking for new members, too--
Jamie Myers April 26, 2012 at 01:34 pm
The Teen Center looks wonderful! We're very grateful for your helping hands and service to ourRead More community, and specifically to our teens! We appreciate you all!!
Terry Hall April 12, 2012 at 03:15 am
Great story about Nick and his family. Not a surprise from such a stand up guy. Unfortunately, theyRead More had to spoil the article by talking about Tiger Woods. Who care that he won a point in the Presidents Cup. This was about Nick and the Teen Center, but hold on!! Lets make sure we mention Tiger somehow. Way to ruin a truely feel good story.
Gary Erwin April 12, 2012 at 11:21 am
Three cheers for Nick, Brent and family! This is a clear example of doing what is right with onesRead More wealth and bounty. Sure would be interesting to start some vocational education for the older kids that will not go on to college, just a thought.
Kerry Jacobs April 16, 2012 at 02:47 am
Nick Watney should have a street named after him here in town for his generosity. This is a perfectRead More example of how wealth should be distributed by charity and not by government. Kudos to Nick And his Father
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