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Honoring All Who Served

A Veterans Day Message

To All Our LULAC Veterans,

Today, con orgullo, we rise to salute you and your service to God and Country.

Please accept my heartfelt thanks for your honorable sacrifice. This Veterans Day, LULAC thanks you for securing the liberties we often take for granted. Also, I deeply appreciate all the selfless and brave soldiers, heroes like you who helped build this great nation! I am very proud of you and your example to remind us freedom is not guaranteed.

Your stories of bravery are legendary and inspire all Americans to reach for the courage and spirit within each of us.

Also, the LULAC familia is extremely grateful for all the work our Veterans Committee has accomplished over the last couple of years. Their hard work led to the passage of the Vanessa Guillen Act, and we are proud of LULAC members Patrick, and Teri Caserta, for getting Congress to pass the Brandon Act, named after their son. These laws will protect our service members and reduce suicides in the military, hopefully ending them one day soon.


Finally, the Veterans Committee and other LULAC members are working tirelessly to pass legislation in Congress and bring our deported veterans home to the country they defended.

Our respetos to the following LULAC veterans:

Sgt. Nelida Mendoza, USA Retired – LULAC Council #2848
“I am proud to defend a country built on human rights.”

Spec. Zeke Hernandez, USA Retired – LULAC Council #147
“I learned a sense of patriotism and am thankful to my family who stood with me.”

Sgt. Roman Palomares – USMC Retired – LULAC Council #101
“I served because I felt it was my duty as a matter of personal integrity and honor.”

Cpl. Art Montez, USMC Retired - LULAC Council #147
“As Latinos, we served bravely because we love this country.”

Staff Sgt. Rafaela Schwan, USAF – LULAC Interim Chief Operating Officer
“I felt serving was an act of loyalty to my country and opened up my world.”

Sr. Chief Patrick Caserta – USN Retired – LULAC Council #1243
“I wanted to make a difference and defend my country.”

Spec. Jess Saenz – USA Retired – LULAC Council #147
“I felt it was my duty, and serving my country made me more of a man.”

Happy Veterans Day to you and your loved ones. May we each never forget the courageous and brave men and women who protect our great country with their love, loyalty, and lives!

¡Hasta La Victoria Veteranos!

Domingo García
LULAC National President

The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) is the nation's largest and oldest Hispanic civil rights volunteer-based organization that empowers Hispanic Americans and builds strong Latino communities. Headquartered in Washington, DC, with 1,000 councils around the United States and Puerto Rico, LULAC's programs, services, and advocacy address the most important issues for Latinos, meeting the critical needs of today and the future. For more information, visit https://lulac.org/