"We did not want Alex to join the Marine Corps. Coming from Costa Rica where no army exists, we simply feared. Alex joined, he died, Brian has died and Carlos and I are left. The remainder of our families is in Costa Rica where Mom lives.
"Carlos and I appreciate all of the support that VFP has provided us over the years as well as the opportunities to work side-by-side for peace -- in Crawford, Minneapolis at the RNC or in Washington DC.
"I want to take this moment to honor our sons --
"Alexander Arredondo, Presente!
"Brian Arredondo -- Presente!
"Peace to you all. Muchas gracias. Thank you."
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