Few others can demonstrate the patriotism demonstrated by our Hispanic citizens. Consistent with this, they’ve received awards for heroism and bravery far in excess to their proportion of the population.
Portraits in Latino Patriotism in the service of our country:
- Hispanics have received the highest honors to date in the U.S. Navy
- Galveston Texas was named after Bernardo de Galvez, who was instrumental during the American Revolution
- David G. Farragut became the first Admiral of the U. S. Navy after outstanding service during the Civil War
- 10 of the 11 survivors of the Alamo were Hispanic
- Puerto Rico is the second highest American jurisdiction in per capita war casualties. They have fought for over 100 years without having representation in Congress or the ability to vote for the Commander-in-Chief
- 20,000 Hispanic Servicemen and women participated in Operation Desert Shield / Storm
- 41 Hispanic American servicemen have received the Medal of Honor
The National Foundation of Patriotism offers an education program called:
How to Be an American, Once you Become an American
Many in Latino communities in America are shining examples of this lesson.