Granaderos y Damas de Galvez Unveil New Historical Plaque
Thursday September 27 (10:00 AM)
An ArtsWeek Event: Presented by the Arts Council of New Orleans
Dedication ceremony for a new historical marker donated by the Granaderos y Damas de Gálvez to the City of New Orleans.
September 27, 2012, 10am
By the Gálvez Statue
Foot of Canal St. [To the right of the Ferry Terminal]
Bernardo de Gálvez
Hero of the American Revolution
Granaderos y Damas de Gálvez
Unveil New Historical Plaque
Patriotic-historical society highlights the importance of
Bernardo de Gálvez to our Country and New Orleans
The Granaderos y Damas de Gálvez, founded in San Antonio in 1975 in preparation for our country’s bicentennial celebrations, and the Arts Council of New Orleans are partnering the unveiling of a new historical marker for the statue of Bernardo de Gálvez at the end of Canal St. The event will underscore Spain’s vital contribution to the success of the American Revolution as well as New Orleans’ role in our country’s fight for independence from the British.
The new plaque serves The Granaderos y Damas de Gálvez mission to educate the public of Spain’s important role in the American Revolution in a permanent and enduring way. It is also of note that recently the Inidana Society of the Sons of the American Revolution petitioned the National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution to provide the same honors and recognition to Spain that it gives to France at all its activities and functions, including the display of the flag of Spain. The Louisiana chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution is expected to pass a similar resolution this month.
The public is invited to attend the dedication ceremony for the new historical marker donated by the Granaderos y Damas de Gálvez to the City of New Orleans and celebrating Bernardo de Gálvez, Hero of the American Revolution. September 27, 2012 10am. At the Gálvez Statue at the foot of Canal St. [To the right of the Ferry Terminal].