Puerto Rican flag

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My object is the Puerto Rican flag. The people that connect me to this object are my mom, grandpa, aunts and uncles, and grandma. They got it from Puerto Rico and used it on many holidays and celebrations. For example, we use it in parades and to celebrate our culture and to remind us from where a part of us come from and what to represent. The time period that my object is from is around the 1980’s. My object connects to migration or immigration because it was bought from Puerto Rico and now it is in New York. This Puerto Rican flag makes me feel like I know where I came from. Having the flag around is what started most of my family beliefs, such as what we eat, what we do on holidays, etc. This object also connects me to my distinct great grandparents because they were the ones who got the flag from Puerto Rico and passed it down. Around the 1980’s my great grandmother had brought this flag and when she got home later that day, she gave it to her granddaughter which is my mother to remind her of part of their culture. Eventually, it was passed down to me. One emotional impact that migration had on my family was that we were starting a new life. This is the story of a Puerto Rican flag that has been in my family for about 30 years.

Year: 1980

– Eneja

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