Cesar Chavez

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"Staff pin"

Staff pin

I have many stories. This is just one. National Representative jackets and staff pins used to be presented on Cesar’s birthday, March 31. When Cesar was alive, that day was called Founders Day. There was a meeting with reports, followed by a BBQ and a baseball game. Cesar would pitch for both sides.

On Founders Day, March 31, 1991, I got my 5 year staff pin.I was so proud and happy.The BBQ was taking a long time so they were stalling and people meanwhile drank while they waited. A lot of people got their pins. Later I saw that mine had a chip in it. Since I work in the store I could have traded it for another one, but I never did because Cesar pinned that one on me himself and that makes that one special.