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Project DAAD is LIVE!

This is my father, Jose Valenzo. That’s me right next to him, but this is more about him. This is about a man who came to this country when he was 19 years old (the current age of my brother Kevin), with nothing except my mother next to his side, and me inside her. This is a man who risked…

More from Janette of Project DAAD, a social media memorial with specific request of participants: Let’s talk about what it means to be American.

We all have dreams, and we pursue them with vigor and heart. In every definition of the American Dream I have read, the bottom line is simple, “work hard to better yourself and those around you, no matter where you come from.” That spirit rings true in my father’s life. He would not be considered the typical American but really what does that even mean?

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