Latino Veterans To Be Honored in Waukesha on Saturday
Wisconsin Latino Veterans Pictorial Project to be presented at La Casa de Esperanza.
Latino veterans from Wisconsin will be honored Saturday at La Casa de Espernaza during a special presentation of the Wisconsin Latino Veterans Pictorial Project.
Paul Lima, a retired major general, will be the guest speak at the event, which runs from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday.
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The foundation’s mission is “to acknowledge the service, duty and sacrifice of Latino and Latina veterans who served our country honorably in the United States military both during peace time and war times since World War II, Korea, and Vietnam to the present wars in Iraq and Afghanistan,” according to its website.
The foundation’s websites they attempt to honor the Latino veterans in two ways:
“First, we wish to do this by embarking in a pictorial and oral history project of Latino and Latina veterans from all over Wisconsin. Secondly, we wish to recognize the memory of those Latino veterans who were killed-in-action (KIA), former prisoners of war, missing-in-action (MIA) and those who served in peace time or in war times and have since passed away. We want to recognize these veterans with a memorial.”