|Dr. Hector P. Garcia|
BORN on JANUARY 17, 1914 in Llera, Tamaulipas state, Mexico to Jose and Faustina Perez Garcia. Jose and Faustina home schooled their seven children and instilled the importance of a good education. Dr. Garcia graduated as valedictorian of his high school class and graduated with honors from the University of Texas in 1936. In 1940 he earned is M.D. degree from the University of Texas medical school in Galveston, Texas.
VOLUNTEERING in 1942 for Army duty during WWII, he served as an infantry officer and a combat engineer officer. He was awarded a Bronze Star with six battle stars for his service on the battlefields. He was named alternate ambassador to the United Nations in 1967, appointed to the United States Commission on Civil Rights in 1968, was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian honor in 1984. He was named to the Order of St. Gregory the Great by Pope John Paul II in 1990. Garcia died July 26, 1996.
DR. GARCIA'S birthday will be celebrated by members of the Little Village Dr. Hector P. Garcia AMVETS Post 326, Manuel Perez Jr. American Legion Post 1017, Mexican American Veterans Association [MAVA], Military Order of the Purple Heart and the Little Village Community Council this Saturday, January 14th.
|Felix Z. Longoria|
A CORRIDO is sung by Mariachi Santiago Hernandez in the video honoring Pvt. Longoria and his story. Hernandez is the nephew of Commander/Historian William Luna of the Dr. Hector P. Garcia AMVETS in Little Village. "The Longoria Affair" is a historical struggle in Mexican history. Everyone is welcomed and to join in the celebration of Dr. Hector Garcia; a Mexican American Hero.
RAHM'S BLUFF: The City Council Hispanic Caucus, under the leadership of Ald. Danny Solis [25th Ward] welcomes Mayor Emanuel's threat to cut the City Council in half--with 25 wards--if the "feuding aldermen can't avoid a $30 million repeat of the 1990 remap referendum."
REGISTER TO VOTE: The deadline to register to vote is Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2012 for the upcoming Primary Election scheduled for Tuesday, March 20, 2012. You can register at the City of Chicago Board of Election Office, 69 W. Washington St., 6th Floor, or by submitting a mail-in form. Google: Chicago Board of Election, log on "Register to Vote" and download the mail-in form: Illinois Voter Registration Application, Form 275. The completed form should be mailed to the Chicago Board of Election. If you have any questions, you may call the Chicago Board of Election at 312/269-7984.
ELIGIBILITY TO REGISTER you must:
- be a U.S. Citizen
- be at least 18 years of age by election day.
- live in your precinct at least 30 days before the election.
- not be in prison/jail serving time for a conviction; and,
- not claim the right to vote elsewhere.
ALIVIO OFFICERS: President Teresa Fraga, 1st Vice President Esther Corpuz, 2nd Vice President Alejandra Perez-Tamayo, M.D., F.A.C.S., Treasurer Wayne S. Muldrow and Secretary Mary Lebold, RN. Founder and Executive Director Carmen Velasquez.
YOU'RE INVITED TO SEE:
"THE LONGORIA AFFAIR"
Sat., Jan. 14, 2012
Little Village Community Council
3610 W. 26th St. - 1:00 p.m. - FREE