Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Peruvian Parade - Harrison/Kearny New Jersey 2013

On Sunday, July 21, 2013 I was honored by the Peruvian Civic Association of New Jersey by being named Grand Marshall of the Peruvian Parade Harrison/Kearny, New Jersey.

The parade was filled with the colorful sights and sounds that is customary with any Peruvian parade. It was wonderful to see so many different generations of Peruvians.

July 28th isn't only a celebration of Peru's independence, history, culture and people. It is also a celebration of the Peruvians who left their country and made a life for themselves in the United States.
with my father, Hugo Sr.
 These Peruvian immigrants are hard workers, business owners and responsible members of the community who are fueling the economy and diversity of the U.S.

As a second generation Peruvian-American, I am happy to see many of my contemporaries taking an interest in our family roots....we have much to be proud of! It is important for us (and our children) to learn and maintain our customs and language.

Somos Peru! Te Amo Peru! Que Viva El Peru!!

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