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Family Shield Our family shield was brought here to California, CA from Spain by my grandpa. The shield has two swords, an axe, and many designs. The the main design that is on the shield is a lion, the lion represents strength. This shield is important to our family because it connects us to our Spaniard side. My grandpa brought it with him when he moved here from spain. After working for many years in a dairy, he ending up buying a ranch outside of Caruthers, CA . To this day after his passing the shield hangs on the chimney wall. Family events such as family gatherings, holidays, and his birthday are cherished a little more. Having it in the house he worked hard for just makes it a little more for us. Whoever lives in the big house after my grandmas retirement. Our family shield is very special to the Albizu family. 

Place(s): Spain - California

– Valerie ladino

Relationship:  Grandchild of im/migrant Grandchild of im/migrant