Honoring our fallen heroes and our brave soldiers this Memorial Day
Thank you for serving our Country.
The National Tequila Party Movement is remembering our fallen heroes who made the greatest sacrifice of all (themselves) to spread freedoms we appreciate here in our Country. Veterans will shed tears for the fallen and look to our American flag with deep admiration. When we see tattered flags, we demand they be taken down and replaced with brilliant unworn flags instead. As we take time to reflect this weekend, perhaps we can slow time down for a moment to appreciate life and the living… I also want to remember Hector P. Garcia who was the founder of the American GI Forum. In 1948, Dr. Hector P. Garcia was quarreling with the Naval Air Station in Corpus Christi, Texas which refused to accept sick World War II veterans who were Latino. After this effort, Garcia founded the American G.I. Forum. The 500,000 Latinos who honorably served in World War II now had a leader in Garcia, and within months of inception, the American G.I. Forum was opening branches across the nation.
Garcia today remains a central figure of the Latino civil rights movement, due to his refusal to stand idle while Mexican Americans were being dehumanized in the post-World War II society.
Read the full story at the Tucson Citizen