LULAC Salutes Our Veterans

November 11, 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C.– Today, November 11, in observance of Veterans Day, LULAC National President, Roger C. Rocha Jr., issued the following statement:

“Americans observe Veterans Day by reflecting on the sacrifices made by brave men and women who dedicated their lives to preserving our liberties. Motivated by love of country, these selfless individuals left the comforts of home for the uncertainty of foreign battlefields. Hispanics have a long history of proudly serving in the armed forces, and in fact, 43 Hispanics have been awarded the nation’s Medal of Honor. We are proud that LULAC’s membership includes a significant number of veterans, and we want to thank those members and all veterans for allowing us and future generations to live in freedom.”

The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) is the nation’s largest and oldest civil rights volunteer-based organization that empowers Hispanic Americans and builds strong Latino communities. Headquartered in Washington, DC, with 1,000 councils around the United States and Puerto Rico, LULAC’s programs, services and advocacy address the most important issues for Latinos, meeting critical needs of today and the future. For more information, visit,, and

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