This Wednesday on Live Wire, the CMAVM returns to have a more in depth discussion with Ray Tatar on the memorial and its committee.  Known as “El Soldado”, the California Mexican American Veteran Memorial (CMAVM) dedicates Latino Veterans; Men & Women serving in the Armed Forces of the United States of America, in war and 

in peace, who have served their country with distinction and honor. The statue was established and funded by the mothers and wives of California’s Mexican-American soldiers who had fallen during WWII.  Located at the State Capitol, “El Soldado” is the only monument that nationally recognizes Latino Veterans and Service members.

Its committee continues to beautify and enhance “El Soldado”, and seeks to provide insight on the contributions made by Latino Americans in the U.S Military throughout history.

 

For more information:

Website: www.calvet.ca.gov/elsoldado

www.calvet.ca.gov/VetServices/Pages/Mexican-American-Veterans-Memorial-Committee.aspx

www.facebook.com/CMAVMemorial