"Why independence, if the slaves of today will be the tyrants of tomorrow?" The Reign of Greed, José Rizal.Rizal Day is celebrated every year on December 30th, the anniversary of his death/execution in 1896. December 30, 2011 marked the 115th anniversary of the wrongful execution of this young, wonderful life.
During his travels he actually became conversational in 22 languages!
"He who does not love his own language is worse than an animal and smelly fish."
It is a good thing that I am pretty fond of my language!
I did ask Mililani Cemetery why this statue is there. They could not answer me about its history. They could only tell me that it had been there as long as they had been working there. I did, of course, asked about the hat. The reply was that people put leis on him all the time so maybe someone was trying to protect the head of the statue.
"Oh, from the sun?"If they locate the history of the statue, the promised to call me and let me know. Then I can share it with all of you.
"No, from the birds!"
|José Protacio Rizal Mercado y Alonso Realonda|