(Boyle Heights/East Los Angeles, CA) [From The Editor’s Desk]: In the 76th year of hereditary legacy of an annual Memorial Day event, considering the monument erected to it in Boyle Heights/East Los Angeles, and the evolution of its keen acceptance to the demographic changes over time in its communities, members of our vast and devoted communities of military families representing Mexican-Americans, Chicanos, Cubans, Puerto Ricans, and other Latino residents, take this day and weekend to Honor and Remember these Military Veterans, in particular, who unconditionally gave their fullest measure of love to their country. We Thank them all for their Service and also Thank You, their kind family members, for the loved one you cared for and cherished so much in your lives.
The Veterans Organizations of Boyle Heights and East Los Angeles, organizes and presents this outstanding annual event at the “Cinco Puntos” located in Boyle Heights on Cesar E. Chavez Avenue, for our community, and has done a remarkable job throughout these many years of annual pause and reflection, to establish a noteworthy, as well as a news-worthy community memorial activity in honor of the thousands, in aggregate numbers, of our heroic veterans from a short list of major conflicts such as: WW II, Korea, Vietnam, the Gulf War, the Afghan War, and the Global War on Terrorism (GWOT), who never returned from their posts to be reunited with their dear and loving family members from across the generational lifetime line.
East L.A. Sports Scene, as a daily and thirty-three year contributory member of sports, community events , and situational awareness for our proud East L.A. and Beyond sports loving communities, knows that over this large span of time, many of our young men at the time of either their enlistment or their drafting into the Armed Services, was a major life-changing event. We also include in this reference our young women who chose to enlist and support our troops in combat and other aspects of fighting in several of the aforementioned wars. Both groups were aware of the risks, dangers, and possibilities that they might not return, but they went when it became their obligation, a duty, and/or a personal willingness to being called upon for service to our Nation with courage and conviction.
Like our event organizers, we must never forget to remember, honor, and thank them for their supreme sacrifice and strive to carry forward their name and memory. We hope that all of our Families impacted by this Memorial Day of 2023, are re-united in thought, word, action, and loving memories, as we pay a most humble, respectful, and long-lasting homage to our Fallen Heroes!! !Que Dios Les Bendiga A Todos Siempre!
Best Regards, and In Loving Memory With You & Your Families,
Rico Cabrera, Sr., CEO/Editor, East L.A. Sports Scene Productions, second son of WW-II Veteran, Ramón Cabrera, U.S. Army.
[Special Note From The Editor]: A Special Thanks to Joe Díaz, Memorial Day Event Organizing Committee Member, son of Vietnam Veteran, José L. Díaz, U.S. Army, for providing the celebratory flyer of the event. For more information about the organization’s work, contact Mr. Díaz via email: firstname.lastname@example.org