Meet our Local Defenders of the Honor.
- Sal Castro, a former East LA school teacher who is the coordinator of the Chicano Youth Leadership Conference.
- Henry Mendoza
- Leonard Melchor
- Mimi Lozano of Somos Primos.
- Bob Urioste — a retired Veteran, with 30 years service in the Air Force, USNR, Army and Army Reserves during the Korean and Vietnam War, and the Colorado representative of the Hispanic War Veterans Association.
- Isabel M. Cabrera, who works with AT&T Latino employees (HACEMOS).
- Eduardo Diaz, executive director of the National Hispanic Cultural Center.
- Alfredo Santos, a former UFW organizer and current newspaper publisher
- Dan Arellano with Tejanos en Accion
- Nora de Hoyos Comstock, of Las Comadres, email@example.com
- Sol Villasana, a Dallas attorney active in the community.
- Trinidad Gonzales, a Doctoral Candidate at the University of Houston, and a history instructor at South Texas College, whose father is grandfather is a decorated WWII veteran and whose father is an officer with the Edinburg American Legion.
- Eddie Botello, whose dad, Eduardo, was part of Company C, 1st Battalion, 313th Infantry Regiment, 79th Infantry Division, and who landed on Utah Beach on June 12, 1944 (the elder Botello is in great shape and came up to Austin for a May 2007 reception).
- Steve G. Trevino, a Marine veteran from Desert Storm.
- Katy Garza
- Antonia Castaneda, a retired St. Mary’s University history professor
- Gayle Garcia Arambula, whose father is a recently-interviewed WWII-era person, the youngest brother of Dr. Hector P. Garcia.
- Jose Antonio Velazquez, an educator.