Founded in 2009, the APM Foundation has made great strides with much success. After 8 years of hard work within the City of Tucson and the City of South Tucson we have become an American Patriot Memorial Beacon.
The members of the APM are pleased to announce that we have:
The American Patriot Memorial exists as a grassroots movement toward the creation of effective and well-supported veteran’s assistance programming, in recognition of their honorable service. It also has as a secondary goal, related to its grassroots connections with the City of South Tucson, a desire to help further the assimilation of members of the Mexican-American community into the larger melting pot that is the United States of America.
American Patriot Memorial recognizes the incredible contributions of the Mexican culture to the American Southwest, and to the great and honorable service to this nation of members of the Hispanic community.
As part of its larger goal, the American Patriot Memorial, through its American Patriot Press, seeks to educate the youth of America as to their personal relationship to the United States of America. This is more than just learning basic civic duties, but rather about learning each individual’s role in keeping this nation free; it seeks to teach them what their rights are, and how to exercise those rights.
Being associated with an organization that is quintessentially American, and entirely committed to advocacy on behalf of veterans, will give Mexican-American youth a great opportunity to better their career opportunities down the road, while also helping them learn what it means to be American ideally. It’s not about race, ethnicity, culture, or even language, things which have been used to separate not bring into community.
Our national motto is “E pluribus unum” – out of the many, one. The American Patriot Memorial believes that this phrase suggests that we are many different people groups, from different backgrounds, and our differences make us stronger, but it is our ideals that unite us. These ideals are embodied in the men and women of the United States military – though, because of political directions it is often obscured to the average person. The men and women of the armed forces come from all walks of life, all creeds of faith, and a vast array of racial and ethnic backgrounds, yet, they exist as one unit, with one purpose.
Dedicated to the ideals of protecting the United States of America and what it stands for, through honorable service. These are traits that should be found in every American National as well, if we hope to have the country we want.
American Patriot Memorial wants to provide an opportunity to all students, but specifically Mexican-American youth—the chance to fully embrace their nation, and be seen as the major contributors to it’s future that they represent, by offering the following: