Houston Mayor, Annise D. Parker has proclaimed September 25, 2013 as Wayne Courreges III day. Wayne, a member of our chapter, Eagle Scout, former member of the US Marines, and father of two stopped his car in Houston after witnessing a man collapse to the ground. Rushing to administering CPR until emergency medal technicians could arrive, Wayne held save a man’s life. Please join with me to recognize Compatriot Wayne Courreges III for his outstanding citizenship and his heroism!
Patrick Henry Chapter, Texas Society, Sons of the American Revolution held their monthly meeting Sat, October 19th. During our meeting we inducted six new members into our Chapter: Please welcome Compatriots Mark Robertson, Hubert Gubbels, Michael Gissell, Dennis Gissell, Thomas Graham, and Weldon Graham.
Compatriot Jesse Villarreal provided a program, which he titled “The Spanish Shaping of Colonial Texas.” Compatriot Villarreal gave us great insight on the early Tejanos and their involvement with the Revolutionary war as well as what it takes to join the Sons of the American Revolution for someone that can trace their an ancestor back to the Tejanos of the Revolutionary years. He also has a book for sale. If anyone is interested, please leave me a reply and I’ll make sure to get your information to him.
Jesse received the 2012 Presidio La Bahia Award for his book Tejano Patriots of the American Revolution 1776-1783. The award is presented by the Sons of the Republic of Texas.
Compatriots, a new medal has been created celebrating the 125th Anniversary of our great Society. Please take a look at the national website for more details:
SOCIETY MEMBERS and GUESTS
You are cordially invited to attend the Genealogical and Historical Seminar, Historical Exhibitions, Reception, Annual Meetings, Luncheon and Banquet of
The Hereditary Societies of Texas
2013 Annual Meeting
All activities are at the historic Menger Hotel
[Member: Historic Hotels of America]
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