Remembering Texas History
April 20, 2006
Pasadena, TX: Congressman Gene Green (TX-29) will join, as keynote speaker, Ron Stone, Judge Robert Eckels and Sam Houston IV at the Official San Jacinto Day ceremony commemorating the 170th Anniversary of the Battle. The event will be held on Friday, April 21 at 11:00AM at the San Jacinto Monument.
We are here today because on April 21, 1836, approximately 900 Texans and Tejano volunteers overpowered a larger, professional Mexican army, said Congressman Gene Green. Last year I was unable to attend due to votes in Washington, but its much better to be here in person and to celebrate the most important day in Texas history.
The ceremony will take place at the San Jacinto Monument, which is also home to the Battleship Texas, a symbol of Texans sacrifices in World War I and World War II.
Thankfully, we were able to secure $1.5 million for the restoration and preservation of Battleship TEXAS last year, continued Congressman Gene Green. The funding will help with the Battleship TEXAS Foundations plans to restore the Battleship TEXAS and convert it into a museum.
The annual ceremony will include readings from General Houstons battle report, recognition of San Jacinto descendents and the Sons and Daughters of the Republic of Texas will award scholarships to area students.