Friday, July 19, 2019

Reintegration into US Society Proves Challenging for Latino Veterans

A high percentage of Latino veterans face additional difficulties reintegrating into US society after being at war. The US has seen its newest veterans filing for disability benefits at a historic rate, while experts and statistics show that this may be the most medically and mentally troubled generation of former troops. And Latinos are dealing […]

Documentary Examines Discrimination Against Mex.-Amer. Veteran in Texas Town

A new PBS documentary brings to the national spotlight, the story of a Mexican-American World War II veteran and the struggles against racism and discrimination in a small Texas town that his family encountered when they tried to bury the fallen soldier. What ensued lay the grown-work for Latino involvement in the burgeoning civil rights […]

Guest Blogger Series: Congressman Silvestre Reyes “Honor those who gave the ultimate sacrifice”

By: Congressman Silvestre Reyes As Americans across the country enjoy the Memorial Day weekend at picnics, barbeques, and other festivities, we must not forget the true meaning and purpose of this day – to honor and remember those who have given the ultimate sacrifice in service to our nation. This Memorial Day, I urge all […]