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Oct 22
Benson and Gammell Markers – A Special Historic Event - October 22nd

Benson and Gammell Markers – A Special Historic Event 

All Harris County Historical Commission members are encouraged to attend this special marker event.

Please make plans to attend the double marker dedication in honor 
of Battle of San Jacinto veterans
 Ellis Benson and William Gammell


and other Citizens of the Republic of Texas at Washington Cemetery 
at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, October  22, 

It is especially fitting that these dedications are taking place during the  commemoration of 175 Years of Texas Independence to honor Battle of San Jacinto veterans. 

Bagpiper Kelley Fair has selected special music in honor of William Gammell, who was a Scot and a member of Holland Lodge, AF&AM.  

Jeff Monette, a singer with Houston Grand Opera, will lead the singing of the National Anthem and  Texas, OurTexas.

Harris County Judge Ed Emmett will bring us greetings and Larry Spasic, President, San Jacinto Museum of History Association, will give the keynote speech.  

The colors will be presented by the Texian Volunteers, who will also fire a musket salute at each grave.  

PLACE:  
Washington Cemetery 
2911 Washington Avenue, Houston 77007 
10:00 a.m., Saturday, October 22, 2011.  

 

 

 

Bagpiper Kelley Fair has selected special music in honor of William Gammell, who was a Scot and a member of Holland Lodge, AF&AM.  Jeff Monette, a singer with Houston Grand Opera, will lead the singing of the National Anthem and Texas, Our Texas.  Harris County Judge Ed Emmett will bring us greetings and Larry Spasic, President, San Jacinto Museum of History Association, will give the keynote speech.  The colors will be presented by the Texian

Volunteers, who will also fire a musket salute at each grave.  All are invited to attend.  Please let us know by Tuesday,

October 18 if you are coming, so we’ll know how many programs to print.

The public is invited to all marker dedications and to the HCHC quarterly meetings.  Check our event calendar for more information.

Marker Dedications