proud to provide Honor Guard service to our fallen Veterans, Presentation of Colors, we are Veterans in Community Advocacy.
Call (209) 765-7356
Commander Steve Fimbrez
1st Vice Freddy Morales
2nd Vice Basil Amesquita
3rd Vice Mike Lenahan
Treasurer Jo Lynn Bush
Secretary Rebecca Harrington
Chaplain Lupe Morales
Sergeant-at-Arms Mike Garcia
The Americn GI Forum was Congressionally Chartered in 1948. We are here because of Felix Z. Longoria. After being killed at war in 1945, his body was not returned to his family until 1949. Upon receiving the body, his family attempted to bury him using the services of a local funeral home, but they were denied wake services since Felix was an American of Mexican descent. The G.I. Forum fought against the injustice and Longoria was eventually buried in Arlington National Cemetery near Washington D.C.
Our motto is "Education is our Freedom and Freedom Should be Everybody's Business." We are dedicated to assisting our Veterans and the children of Veterans to continue their education beyond high school. Ask us how you can assist us in meeting our goal to award scholarships.
"Education is our Freedom and Freedom Should be Everybody's Business"
1220 I Street - Modesto, CA 95354
Monthly meetings 3rd Wednesday of the month at 6:00 pm.
Stanislaus Veterans Center located at 3500 Coffee Rd., Modesto, CA 95355.
Contact us to confirm meeting date and time.