Governor Brown Joined by former Assemblywoman Quirk-Silva to Visit Designated Site for an Orange County Veterans Cemetery. Made possible by Hon. Quirk-Silva's strong leadership as Chair of Veterans Affairs for CA Assembly.
UMAVA's MISSION & VALUES
As a Veterans association we are committed to, and stress the importance of upholding and defending the
Constitution of the United States of America and the American Flag; and promoting understanding, appreciation and respect for the sacrifices
and commitment given to the United States of America by the
American Veteran, in general, and the Hispanic/Mexican-American Veteran in particular and focusing on:
Honoring Yesterday by collecting and preserving the past through photographs, stories and artifacts;
Appreciating Today by making a positive difference in the lives of surviving Veterans through recognition, camaraderie and solidarity; and
Inspiring Tomorrow through education and advocacy.
Flag - Respect for the Flag which represents a living nation
born out of the contributions and selfless sacrifices of our veterans and their
families, our families, and our dedicated citizens, in both wartime and peacetime;
Fidelity - Being loyal to our country, our constitutional
values and principles of Life, Liberty, Justice, and Equality, for all; and
loyalty always in our duty in attending to the needs of those who have served;
Faith - Nurturing our own personal Faith and our moral
compass, in communion with our fellow Brothers and Sisters in Arms, our members
and our community;
Family - Show Love, Respect, Honor and Gratitude for our Families,
and for the Families of those who selflessly and with love sacrificed their
lives for our life, freedoms and basic human rights.May our Love, Respect and Warm Embrace bring comfort to
their healing hearts, as they honor and as we honor, the memory of their loved
Friendship - Remember that we are a community of friends with unbreakable bonds, forged in battle or in service to nation and by our personal actions, and that we rejoice in the presence, or in memory of those, before us!
UMAVA Consists of
Active Combat Veterans from
WWII, Korea, Viet Nam, Iraq, and Afghanistan;
Our families and friends;
Dedicated sponsors who believe in recognizing the sacrifices of the
American Veteran, in general, and the Hispanic/Mexican-American Veteran in
UMAVA's On-going Projects
Collecting military photographs and artifacts for public display
Compiling video documentaries displaying Veteran military experiences
Identifying and creating Memorials and Monuments honoring Hispanic/Mexican-American Veterans
Creating an Honor Guard for welcoming returning veterans, public events, and military burials
Distributing publications that share and honor Veteran's experiences as well as inform the public
Establishing programs and identifying benefits that are made available for Veterans and their families.
Recording Oral and Written histories of the Veterans who served our country
Please feel free to explore our Web site and visit us often to find out more about us, and the programs we offer.
UMAVA meets every THIRD SATURDAY from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. at the American Legion Post #132 (top floor) 143 S. Lemon Street, Orange, CA 92856-6214
UMAVA is a registered Not-for-Profit. 501 c(19) - special type of military veterans organization Donations are Tax Deductible