AGIF is proud of their community involvement in local events, but mostly for providing the Honor Guard service for Veterans.
Call (209) 765-7356
Commander Steve Fimbrez
1st Vice Freddy Morales
2nd Vice Jesse Valderaz
3rd Vice Mike Lenahan
Treasurer Jo Lynn Bush
Secretary Sophia Valderaz
Chaplain Lupe Morales
Sgt-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 at the 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 6:00pm.
Stanislaus Veterans Center located at 3500 Coffee Rd., Modesto, CA 95355.
Contact us to confirm meeting date and time.