Morin Memorial Square

By Eddie Morin

I am the son of Raul Morin who was an activist, veteran and author. He wrote the book, “Among the Valiant” which chronicled the heroics of the Mexican American Medal of Honor recipients of WWII and Korea. He spoke out against police brutality and other relevant issues affecting our community. He was active in many civic organizations and even helped to co-found a few. He knew many prominent politicians and met twice with President Lyndon Johnson as a representative of Congressman George Brown for whom he worked. Upon his demise at the early age of 53, his peers named the monument area at the five points in East Los Angeles, Morin Memorial Square. today there is a controversy with a group that wants to rename the area and the issue is ongoing and will probably be settled in court.

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