News Category: veterans

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.

On Veteran’s Day, we honor Latino soldiers like Richard Brito

Nov. 11, 2020

This story first appeared on ProjectPulso.orgAn excerpt can be viewed below. To read the full story click here.

From 6th grade, Richard Brito knew who he wanted to be. He remembers being asked at his Brownsville, Texas, Catholic prep school, St. Joseph’s Academy, what he wanted to do when he grew up. He wrote down “Army captain.”