Honoring Dr. Hector P. Garcia. Mark your calendars for September 19

In the legislature, Senator Hinojosa passed the bill that officially designated September 19th as “Dr. Hector P. Garcia Day.” As a veteran himself, Senator Hinojosa is an active promoter of the effort to ensure our community knows our own history, especially the younger generation. By honoring the founder of the American GI Forum, who also provided health care to the poor, we not only ensure that people know the struggle that carried the remains of Private Felix Longoria from Three Rivers, Texas to Arlington Cemetery, but we also come together as a community to tackle today’s challenges and help promote full participation in our country’s economic and civic life.

Stay tuned for more details about this year’s celebration.

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