Wednesday, July 03, 2013

Ceremony to Honor Anson Jones and U.S. Independence Set for July 4, 2013

A ceremony honoring Anson Jones, the last President of Texas and United States independence is scheduled for Thursday, July 4, 2013.  The San Jacinto Chapter of the Sons of the Republic of Texas will be hosting the event at Anson Jones’ grave site at Glenwood Cemetery, located at 2525 Washington Avenue. Known among Texas historians as the "Architect of Annexation," Anson Jones policies and actions as Minister Plenipotentiary to the United States, Secretary of State of the Republic of Texas and as President of the Republic of Texas did much to bring about the annexation of Texas as a State in the United States of America.  

There will be a wreath presentation and mourning muskets fired by the Texas Army. Kameron Searle will act as the master of ceremonies. Family members, SRT members and any guests are encouraged to arrive before 9:30 a.m. for the purpose of locating Anson Jones’ grave site within Glenwood Cemetery. You are encouraged to bring a wreath and outdoor stand for registration, prior to the 10:00 a.m. ceremony kick-off.


The photos below are some that were taken at the July 4, 2013 ceremony by SRT Knight of San Jacinto, Joe R. Davidson.

Texas Army at Grave site of President Anson Jones, 
"The Architect of Annexation"

Tom Green Speaks about the Declaration of Independence

San Jacinto Chapter #1 of Sons of the Republic of Texas