TEXAS NAVY ASSOCIATION
MAY 16 ,2016
Recently, The Texas Navy Association President and Vice President/Membership authorized the formation of a Squadron in Galveston, Texas To provide education, historical data and Facts of The Texas Navy’s involvement in the formation of The Republic of Texas.
The Texas Navy was a key factor in the Battle of San Jacinto on April 21, 1836. The Texas Navy by sheer guts and determination was able to keep the Mexican Navy from re-supplying Santa Anna , thus depriving his army of critical military weapon, cannon powder, foods, intelligence and additional men. Several of these Texas Navy ships were based out of Galveston, therefore, the formation of a Squadron makes historical sense.
Admiral/President Jerry Patterson & Vise President Adm. Richard Hatch have authorized me to act as “Admiral in Charge” for the formation of the Squadron. We encourage you to come join us to build this very important new Squadron based in Galveston, Texas.
On May 21st, we will convene an organizational meeting for the purpose of establishing the Galveston Squadron. The meeting will be held at the Rosenberg Library at 2310 Sealy Street in The Wortham Room from 2-4 PM. For directions go to their website www.rosenberglibrary.org.
We encourage you to attend and to be a part of this historic endeavor. We look forward to building a very robust organization concentrating on Galveston’s role in Texas Naval History. Please RSVP by May 18th by return email or 630-229-3681.
Admiral Chester F. Barnes, II
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