L-R: Delia Guajardo, President U.S. Military Veterans Parade Assoc., Peter Valleciero American GI Forum with Dr. C.P. Garcia in the background,, participants
Order of the Granaderos y Damas de Galvez
Early Saturday morning, 4th of July, the Order of Granaderos y Damas de Galvez conducted a ceremony to celebrate Spain’s contributions to the American Revolution at the Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery.
Many in attendance had been sitting quietly and ready for the start of the ceremony. One symbolic shot was fired that will always be in the history books “shot heard around the world” when the American Revolution had started.
The event then began with a procession to the cemetery circle by military, civilian and veterans organizations presenting floral wreaths honoring the founding fathers who lost their lives so that America may continue to live free.
Major General Russell Czerw, AMEDD Center & School Commander
Delia Guajardo, President U.S. Military Veterans Parade Assoc.
Dr. C.P. Garcia, American GI Forum
Raymond Gutierrez, Texas Buglars
Peter Valleciero American GI Forum
Tony Z. Mandujano Jr. Captain’s Son
1st Sgt Rosalba Chambers
1st Sgt. Jeffery DeGarmo
Buffalo Soldiers, Boy Scouts, Sons of the American Revolution
Military Officers Assoc. of America - Alamo Chapter and more....
Photos and Story by Cpt. Tony Mandujano USAR
Cpt. Tony Mandujano