Originally dedicated in 1951 by a group of wives and mothers of servicemen who made the ultimate sacrifice during World War II. Today the El Soldado Memorial is in recognition of all fallen American Latinos in wars and conflicts to protect America.
The El Soldado Latino nonprofit has assumed the responsibility to finish the enhancement and rehabilitation of the El Soldado Memorial. See below.
In 1975, the Memorial was moved to its current location at the South-East corner of the Jesse Unruh building facing the West Steps of California's State Capitol. Although on public land, all rehabilitation, enhancements, and maintenance is done through private donations.
This artist's rendering shows how welcoming the completed El Soldado Memorial will be, however, only the first phases of the rehabilitation have been accomplished.
The completed project will include: the red marble, which will have the names of those American Latino soldiers who received the Medal of Honor; the two welcoming arms; and, the interactive stories of Latino war heroes.
Your support and contributions will enable us to complete our mission of completing the enhancement and rehabilitation of the El Soldado Memorial. Your generous donation will fund our mission.
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