The U.S. Navy paid military honors to the late Cesar Chavez, co-founder of the United Farm Workers union and a Navy veteran, at a ceremony in Keene Thursday.
Chavez, who died in 1993, did not receive military honors when he was buried at La Paz, his home for many years in the Tehachapi Mountains above Bakersfield.
So that happened Thursday, the 22nd anniversary of his death, at the Cesar E. Chavez National Monument.
American flags were given to members of the Chavez family, including Chavez's widow, Helen.
The service was followed by a program featuring exhibits, remarks and short films recognizing Latino veterans' patriotism and sacrifices made for their country.