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Dr. Hector P. Garcia Day

Dr. Hector P. Garcia Day

This year  Dr. Hector P. Garcia Day is celebrated on September 15 in memory of his significant contributions to the Mexican American civil rights movement. He was a distinguished physician and a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom and the founder of the American GI forum, which promotes civil rights protection of Hispanic veterans and all Americans. Dr. Garcia, a World War II hero, was awarded a Bronze Star Medal with six battle stars in recognition of his meritorious service tot he United States.