National Latino Peace Officer Association
Central Valley Chapter Extends
A TRIBUTE TO OUR ARMED FORCES
THIS IS A SPECIAL DAY THAT IS SET ASIDE TO HONOR THE YOUNG
MEN AND WOMEN THROUGHOUT OUR NATION’S HISTORY
HAVE COME FORWARD TO FIGHT AND DIE FOR OUR COUNTRY
There are many Latino Youth who state that “I made it on my own. Few
know the history of the sacrifices these men and women endured so they ,Nay
Sayers, can have the freedom to state their opinion.
Who knows of the heroic, demonstrations which these individuals had to display while dealing with artificial barriers both in combat and
Who knows of these individuals and of their participation in our country’s wars, from the Civil War and continues in Afghanistan.
Medal of Honor (Civil War) Joseph de Castro, Philip Bazaar, John Ortega, Gorge de Castro and Frank Silva.
WWII Marcarcarilio Gonzales, Harold Gonzalez, David Gonzalez, Silvestre S. Herrera, Jose Lopez. Alejandro Ruiz Victor Espinoza and the great Roy Benavidez
There are many more Latino’s Name to this list but it doesn’t give justice nor recognition earned to these young men and women that stuck to the oath “To Serve or Die” We salute them for opening opportunities to those veterans who otherwise “wouldn’t make it”.
Our salute extends to the many families that felt the pain of losing a father, son or daughter. So, in this Blessed day, take a moment to reflect on those accomplishments that helped Latinos overcome artificial obstacles set by Anglos to necessitate that these soldiers faced in civilian life and still for the most part still continues.
There were 62 Latino recipients of the Medal of Honor who through their personal conduct in combat “Distinguished himself in Conspicuously by Gallantry and Intrepidity at the risk of his Life Above and Beyond the call of
Have a great Veterans Day!!