Friday, February 25, 2011


Dear Family, Sounds like everyone is doing great and thanks for your emails and letters. I just sent you an email with my travel information please write me back and let me know if you received the email. Everything is going great here I am just trying to get everything ready and organized here. Week six of the transfer is a crazy week and we are staying very busy. Today we have the tour with my group that is leaving, its hard to believe but the time is going by really fast. I love the mission and I am very grateful to serve. I will write you another email when I get a little more time to fill you in and update you a little more. I love you and look forward to hearing from you and seeing you soon. Con amor, Elder Brooks.

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Slideshow of Elder Brooks' Mission

Cameron reads his mission call

Flag of Argentina

Flag of Argentina
The national flag of Argentina dates from 1812. The full flag featuring the sun is called the Official Ceremonial Flag (Spanish: Bandera Oficial de Ceremonia). The Official Ceremony Flag is the civil, state and war flag and ensign. The sun, called the Sun of May, is a replica of an engraving on the first Argentine coin, approved in 1813, whose value was eight escudos (one Spanish dollar). It has 16 straight and 16 waved sunbeams. According to tradition, during the Argentine War of Independence General Manuel Belgrano was commanding a battle near Rosario. He noticed that both the Crown's forces and the independence forces were using the same colors (Spain's yellow and red). After realizing this, Belgrano created a new flag using the colors that were used by the Criollos during the May Revolution in 1810. The flag was hoisted for the first time in Buenos Aires atop the Saint Nicholas of Bari Church on August 23, 1812. - Ref: