A Memorial Day Tribute

 

A Champion for Latino Veterans and Civil Rights: The Story of Dr. Hector P. Garcia  

 

In 1948  Latino military veterans in Texas exposed an ugly incident of racial discrimination with the case of  Private First Class Felix Longoria.   Pvt.  Felix Longoria served as an infantryman in the Pacific during World II and was  killed in 1945  by an enemy sniper in the waning days of the war in the Philippine Islands.

5 Facts About Memorial Day You Did Not Know

 
 

 

1. Memorial Day was originally known as Decoration Day

It is not clear where the traditions of Memorial Day began, but not long after the Civil War ended, several cities began holding tributes in the spring for the soldiers who fell during the war. People would honor the fallen by decorating their graves and praying.

 

OBITUARY

Albert Gonzales

OCTOBER 19, 1951 – MAY 7, 2021
Obituary of Albert Gonzales

Albert earned his wings on May 7, at home surrounded by his family. Albert was a caring and loving family man who devoted his time to his granddaughter’s hockey games. As he always said, “number 6 on the ice but number 1 in my heart.”

 

2021 Memorial Day

 

 

A solemn mnemonic to remember and honor those whom gave the ultimate sacrifice while in service in the defense of our great nation during conflict.

 

 We salute you and rest in eternal peace.

 

We will not forget you.

 

Lawrence G. Romo

National Commander

American GI Forum of the US

 

 

Private Marcelino Serna 

The American GI Forum is very proud to be leading the National effort with the wonderful help of many other organizations and individuals to right a historical wrong and hopefully get the Congressional Medal of Honor posthumously awarded to Private Marcelino Serna, our World War I hero. We salute our fellow veteran and American GI Forum member, Texas State Senator Cesar Blanco for nominating Private Marcelino Serna for the prestigious Texas Legislative Medal of Honor posthumously. Si Se Puede!