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Huntsville to have fun Texas Independence Day, Sam Houston’s … – Huntsville Merchandise

Posted in Trending Topics on 2nd March 2018

Texans have lots of delight, however there’s one specific day when of us within the Lone Star State stroll a bit taller.

The Walker County Historic Fee, the Sam Houston Memorial Museum and the Metropolis of Huntsville’s Sam Houston Statue and Guests Heart invite everybody to Huntsville’s 37th annual Texas Independence Day and Gen. Sam Houston Birthday Celebration at the moment.

The festivities start with a reception from 9:15 to 10:15 a.m. on the Walker County Museum/Gibbs-Powell Home, positioned in downtown Huntsville at 1228 11th St.

At 10 a.m., the standard march to Sam Houston’s gravesite at Oakwood Cemetery will start at Previous Important Pit close to Austin Corridor, positioned on the campus of Sam Houston State College. Led by the college’s ROTC members, marchers will proceed to the grave by way of College Avenue, with the assist of the Bearkat Historical past Membership, the Division of Pupil Actions and members of the coed physique, school, workers and administration.

A particular ceremony will happen at 11 a.m. to honor Gen. Houston at his gravesite in Oakwood Cemetery (Sam Houston Memorial Drive at Ninth Avenue).

Funded by a Humanities Texas grant, this 12 months’s featured speaker is Charlie Rhodarmer, director of The Sequoyah Birthplace Museum in Vonore, Tennessee. Honored friends will embrace quite a few Gen. and Mrs. Houston’s descendants, in addition to David Crockett, the third-great-grandson of the legendary Davy Crockett.

The gravesite ceremony can even embrace the SHSU ROTC Colour Guard and Rifle Workforce, particular music, the laying of wreaths and a “Baptized Texan Ceremony.” In case of inclement climate, the ceremony shall be held within the HISD Help and Studying Heart on the west finish of the Mance Park Center College campus.

The celebration continues on the Sam Houston Statue and Guests Heart with a “Toast to Texas” at 2 p.m. This specific occasion will embrace birthday cake in addition to a Cherokee Land Ceremony carried out by Rhodarmer together with members of the Texas Military.

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