In honor of Memorial Day (May 26), we are proud to feature Images of Valor: U.S. Latinos and Latinas of World War II, a traveling exhibition created by the U.S. Latino & Latina WWII Oral History Project in partnership with the School of Journalism and Center for Mexican American Studies at The University of Texas at Austin. The exhibition, which is currently available for rental, includes images from the Oral History Project archives, contemporary photographs by photojournalist Valentino Mauricio, and quotes from those who served with a focus on individual stories that reveal larger themes such as citizenship and civil rights.

Joe Bernal at age 17 in Salinas, California on September 1, 1945. Courtesy of the U.S. Latino & Latina WWII Oral History Project.