THE HISTORY OF THE EL SOLDADO LATINO * MEDAL OF HONOR, VALOR & SACRIFICE
WHY WE ARE RESTORING
El Soldado Latino, is a nonprofit organization founded in 2015 and is committed to the enhancement and beautification of El Soldado (The Soldier) statue and memorial site at the California State Capital. Over the years, time has left the El Soldado Memorial battered and weathered. Today, the significance of the beautification and restoration project is critical to restore pride and honor to our Latino heritage. The mission of EL SOLDADO LATINO of California is to provide a respectful, prideful monument memorialize the ultimate sacrifice of the Latino men and women who served with honor in the United States military upon our country’s call, whether in time of war or peace and to provide a place for families to commemorate their loved one’s life and selfless dedication to our freedom.
El Soldado Latino was established by the California Statewide Law Enforcement Association to work in conjunction with the commission to raise funds through private donations for the California Mexican American Veterans Memorial Beautification & Enhancement Commission. The organization would ensure that funds raised would be utilized solely, and in whole, for the purposes of beautifying, enhancing, maintaining the site’s grounds and establishing an educational component. The committee has established stringent safeguards to prevent any funds raised through private contributions from being redirected into the State’s general fund account.
Our first goal of our organization is to assist in the completion of the restoration project by raising 1.5 million dollars. Our second goal is to raise funds to create an educational program and materials for the Memorial to educate today’s youth about the historical contributions that Mexican/Latino veterans have made to the United States of America. Visit: http://elsoldadolatino.org/#sponsor