News Category: remembrance

New Oklahoma City memorial honors veterans

Nov. 12, 2020

This story first appeared in The Oklahoman. An excerpt can be viewed below. To read the full story click here.

Mayor David Holt says a park honoring military veterans deepens the bonds among Oklahoma City residents.

Holt was among dignitaries who took part in a Veterans Day ceremony dedicating the Oklahoma Medal of Honor Memorial at Manuel Pérez Park.

"This beautiful new park represents so many things for our city," Holt said by text Wednesday afternoon.

John Valls, a Laredo veteran with a life that could be a movie, passes away at 95

Nov. 12, 2020

This story first appeared on LMTonline.com and in the Laredo Morning Times. An excerpt can be viewed below. To read the full story click here.

John Valls, a beloved Laredoan and war hero, passed away on Friday at age 95 due to congestive heart failure.

Irma Nicolas, 88, Spanish Language Media Pioneer, Dies At Home In San Antonio

Oct. 27, 2020

This story first appeared on the Texas Standard. An excerpt can be viewed below. To read or listen to the full story click here.

Irma Alicia Cortez Nicolas, who formed a media empire with her husband Emilio Nicolas, has died, according to a family publicist. She was 88.

Mil Voces: Remembering Latino Veterans

May 28, 2018

To read the original article from Al Día, click HERE.

By Andrea Roldés

It has been estimated that anywhere from 250,000 to as many as 750,000 Latinos and Latinas served in the armed forces during World War II. Difficulty in pinning down that number is due to the fact that under the race categorization on enlistment and discharge papers, Latinos were variously described as "White," "Mexican" and "NA."