LULAC: We Grieve U.S. Servicemembers And Civilians Killed In Kabul Attack
Nation’s Largest and Oldest Latino Civil Rights Organization Issues Condolences for Bombing Victims
Washington, DC - Domingo Garcia, National President of the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) issued the following statement in the wake of military reports that 13 American servicemembers and 60 Afghan civilians were killed in Kabul today in two suicide bombings. The deadly explosions took place along the busy route to the airport in the Afghan capital where thousands of men, women, and children are trying to leave the country ahead of a deadline imposed by the Taliban.
“We are shocked and saddened by the cowardly acts that have claimed the lives of innocent civilians and those American military servicemembers providing protection in the humanitarian evacuation that is underway. The world is watching and will not forget the sacrifice of our brave American men in uniform who died on a mission of mercy. History will also remember those people of Afghanistan whose lives were taken simply for aspiring freedom for themselves and their loved ones.
As importantly, our country will be receiving at least 18 wounded servicemembers from today’s attacks and it is our solemn duty to ensure that each of them receives the highest level of treatment and care for all their injuries. Beyond the physical scars they will bear, we must make sure to help them heal from the mental and emotional trauma they have surely suffered on the battlefield.
LULAC sends its profound and most sincere condolences to the families and loved ones of our fallen servicemembers. We pray they find peace in the knowledge that each laid down their lives out of a sense of duty and love to their country and the principles for which it stands. May we each take a moment in silent gratitude for the service of soldiers who serve in harm’s way so we may live secure and free.”
The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) is the nation’s largest and oldest Hispanic 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 the critical needs of today and the future. For more information, visit https://lulac.org/