During our Annual Christmas Banquet, Wayne Courreges, Commander of the E.W. Moore Squadron of the Texas Navy Association, asked General John Knox to present Jim and Judy Clements with a very special honor. Please join with me in congratulating Jim Clements on becoming an Admiral of the Texas Navy and and his wife Judy a Yellow Rose of Texas. These two awards are the highest civilian awards that a Governor of Texas can bestow upon worthy individuals of the Great State of Texas.
James R. Clements
Commissions are given from the Governor of Texas to certain individuals who have been recommended for this honor. The Texas Navy Association is historic with the mission of promoting and preserving the history of the Texas Navy.
The Yellow Rose of Texas Award is given only through the Office of the Governor to recognize women for their significant contributions to their communities and to Texas in the preservation of Texas history, the accomplishments of our present, and the building of the future. The award is named for Emily Morgan, a 20-yr-old slave who was instrumental in the battle to win Texas’ independence, as she gave General Sam Houston’s troops Santa Anna’s location.