El Salvadoran Flag

Relationship: Child of im/migrant
My brother with the flag
My brother with the flag

An heirloom steams from a memento to show off one's heritage or a special relic in the family that has significance. Yet my family has no such thing. As such my first thought was to ask my brother, who had lived in El Salvador before coming to the states, if he had anything of worth. This led to these pictures of him with a notable feature. The flag of the country my family came from, the El Salvadoran flag.

I do not personally know much about the country that shares half my blood. I do admit that fact saddens me. My father left the nation during the civil war, and my oldest brother being a child when he left, there are not many left to tell the story. Even against these facts, I do find it fitting to include this flag among heirlooms ,as it symbolizes a part of me that I wish to get closer to. I only know this country because of the latino aspect of my name. It is the country that I wish to learn more about, as such this flag deserves to be up along with these heirlooms. This flag is part of my story, a story that I wish to learn, and a story for my kids to learn of too.

Place(s): El Salvador
Year: 2007

– MP

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