View Full Version : Memorial For Border Patrol Agents During Mexican Independence Day

07-10-2012, 11:27 AM
Save Our State has been issued a permit to hold a memorial event for US Border Patrol agents at the state capitol during the upcoming Mexican Independence Day event being held on Saturday, September 15th, 2012

Our permit was issued for the traffic circle area, which is right next to the section the mexicans are permitted for about 20 yards away.

The memorial event will consist of a US border Patrol flag at half mast, and at the base will be pictures of the agents, the circumstances surrounding their murders, and some related information in regards to border security. The flag will be hoisted at 8:00 am and will remain until 8:00 pm that evening. SOS will staff the event all day. A bugler will play Taps as we remove the flag and then we will dismantle and leave.

The mexican independence day event will start setting up in the afternoon, and is expected to be in full swing by 5 or 6 pm. Their event will go on at least until 9:00 pm

We aren't expecting any trouble, at least any more than there ever has been. Mostly it has been verbal insults, childish threats, and some small objects being tossed, however unlike the previous times we've been there, we'll actually be permitted, and on park property, so the CHP and City police will be close at hand. We're going to make this a tasteful event, mainly aimed to bring attention to the costs in human terms of flagrant illegal border crossing. All of our activities will be confined to that this time.

We are soliciting for volunteers to staff the event during the day, or evening whichever you prefer. SOS has, and will continue to work with other groups and people as associates during our events.

Below is a PDF file download of the map of the state capitol so you can see where we will be.

07-11-2012, 05:17 PM
Awesome!! Wish I could be there. Looking forward to videos of the event.:)

09-07-2012, 05:29 PM
Don't forget this event is coming soon. Here's a copy of the permits that have been isued by the HP. I'd sure like to have some attendees with me

Permit#: 2011-0582 Status: Approved
Organization: Mexican Cultural Center of Northern California
Activity:Annual "El Grito de Activity Items: Tables, Chairs, Stage, Lighting, and
Indepencencia" / Mexican Canopies.
Independence Day Celebration.
Cultural singing and dancing. ***A
review of the 2011 event must be
completed by CHP and DGS prior
to approval.***
Location: West Side Participants 3000
Setup Time: 8 :00 AM Start 1 :00 PM End 9 :00 PM
Contact: Eric Guerra

Permit#: 2012-0427 Status: Approved
Organization: Save Our State
Activity:Memorial to slain US Border Patrol Activity Items: 25 foot flag pole with base, Pictures,
Agents. Bugler at dusk. Information, Frames, Bugler.
Location: Traffic Circle Participants 10
Setup Time: 7 :00 AM Start 8 :00 AM End 8 :00 PM
Contact: Davi Rodrigues

Patriotic Army Mom
09-10-2012, 09:54 AM
Hope it turns out great. Keep us posted. I live too far away and with being a bus for two teenage girls, it wouldn't happen for me. I will be in there in spirit.

09-16-2012, 04:11 PM
Here's a report on the event:

Early morning set up. Assembly of the memorial


The Capitol at dawn


Barricades! Not entirely unusual for large events, but some were blocking access to sidewalks to our location. I moved two of them.





09-16-2012, 04:13 PM
The flag is raised





09-16-2012, 04:14 PM
The memorial up close











09-16-2012, 04:15 PM
10th street in front of the state capitol before anyone arrives


View from the west steps of the capitol



09-16-2012, 04:17 PM
Mexican media van is checked with a bomb sniffing hound dog



The first illegal vendor arrives too early to make a dime



Mexican dancers come over for a photo



09-16-2012, 04:28 PM
About here is when things turned on us. Although the access was not terribly good, it was open and people came by and looked at the memorial. After the mexicans started unloading and setting up for the show, the state department of general services came over and began closing the access off to us. Interestingly, they closed off access to the police memorial on the left side, but left open the mexican american war monument on the right. Later we saw why. The mexicans came over for a little photo op at that memorial.
I intercepted the DGS people and told them we had a permitted event here, and access needed to remain open. He somewhat accused me of cutting the zip ties in the barricades, which I never did, and said that CHP told them to seal us off. Later, the CHP permit officer said he would keep one avenue open, but within thirty minutes, that too was sealed, and several CHP stood by it. At this time, Robin Hvidston of California's Crusaders arrived and had to argue to get in. She told them there were two events here today, not just the mexicans. They let her in and closed it off again.

State groundskeepers seal off our event




Police presence ramps up all around us






09-16-2012, 04:45 PM
As you can hear and see from the videos, there was a concerted effort to deprive us of attendees and visitors. I walked up to the west end of the entrance to the traffic circle and spoke with some of the people after I saw them being herded away. When asked, they said they were told they could not enter, and I told them they could. Some were just tourists wanting pictures of the flowers, but several people were coming for us. The consulates event people set up shop right by my truck too, which I was not very comfortable with.

The long and short of it is, and was, that mexicans were protected from unsightly border patrol memorials, and people not in the know were kept that way. I tried to do this thing right, and all that did was give the devious minds inside the capitol a chance to plan our failure.
I will not forget this, and in fact will try and make up for their treachery in the coming months

the mexicans went on as usual, singing, dancing, and proclaiming their love and devotion for the country that failed them and that they voluntarily left. They splashed the capitol again with their colors the whole night, and waved their buzzard flag to excess. Robin Hvidston drove allll the way from Southern CA for this event, she's such a trooper, and she took many pics of their event, so when those get posted on her site, I'll link you

The close of our event was the bugler blowing taps, and even he had a difficult time getting in


Bugler plays "taps" as we lower the flag for the evening


At dark, we dismantled the display and I dropped Robin off at her car. I gave her a supply of display stuff to use in her events, since I had excess, and then she headed back to southern CA

I drove to a restaurant for some food, after having pretty much starved for 12 hours and parched from the direct sun all day

09-17-2012, 01:49 AM
What bastards!!!!! This state is gone. Thank you AG, you go beyond what most don't even consider doing.

09-17-2012, 06:11 AM
I am sorry things went so poorly for our event.
It is a clear reminder of just how fast and low out Sac government has gone.

People need to pay attention to who they are voting for. I really had a difficult time chosing a canidate to vote for in the last election. Not all of it can be laid at the feet of LA Raza either.

09-17-2012, 07:16 AM
I want to say that most of the CHP officers that we encountered over there were professional and generally courteous. Even helpful, but to that point when the closure came, and I'd like to know who ordered that of course.

We'll just have to learn from this and remember that too much notice is not always a good thing in every instance. But we also have to remember that they did approve the permit and 1st amendment activity in the first place, and that alone could have been denied as an incompatible time and place given the circumstances. That is within their power.
I sure would like to know how much money they spent erecting those barricades

$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ :D

Patriotic Army Mom
09-17-2012, 10:27 AM
Thank you for all you do to wake up America!

The Waco Kid
09-17-2012, 02:14 PM
Kudos to you Davi and to Robin for traveling so far to show her support. You two are the most dedicated people I have ever met.

I have been very ill lately or I would have come too.... I have to have surgery next month and I am hoping that will be successful.

I guess all the horrible stuff in my personal life and living in this Commie state of Calif has finally gotten to me. Maybe this time the Sandinator won't be back.


Enough about me, again good job and thanks for all your time and effort.

Greg in LA
09-17-2012, 02:38 PM
I think the event was a real success! Just the fact that you showed up is success enough in my book. Thanks for all of your efforts, all the participants in Mexican independence day in Sacramento now know the opposition is alive and well.

Patriotic Army Mom
09-17-2012, 03:32 PM
Get well quick Waco! Maybe in a year we'll be out there again defending our neighborhoods>