Saturday, March 19, 2016

Sam Houston Monument Dedication

Under cloudy skies the City of Maryville welcomed The Honorable Doug Overbuy, Senator, State of Tennessee, The Honorable Bob Ramsey, Representative, State of Tennessee, The Honorable Art Swann, Representative, State Of Tennessee, Former Governor Mr. Don Sundqvist, Claude Rost, Penny T. Remick, Nancy Burch, and the Descendants of Sam Houston, Mr Billy Kennedy-Heritage Author and Journalist, Ulster-Scots/Northern Ireland Tourism, Denton Florian-Director, Sam Houston: American Statesman, Soldier, and Pioneer, Steve Cotham-Manager, McClung Historical Collection, Dr Tom Kanon- Author, Tennesseans at War, 1812-1815, Tennesseans for Living History, George Schweitzer-Treasure, East Tennessee Historical Society, Laurie Cockrell-Author, Dr. Duane King-University of Tulsa Vice President for Museum Affairs, James Patton-Walker Co, Texas Historical Commission, Joe Kolb-Texas Flag Park, Dr. Vicki Rozema-Author, Marv House-East Tennessee Historical Society, Donna Coffen-Walker County, Texas Historical Commission, LaJuana Glaze-Samuel Walker Houston Memorial Museum and Cultural Center, Glan Pratt- President, Ulster-Scots Society of the U.S., Mary Nolleti-DAR Tennessee and the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indian American Legion.

Sam Houston, born March 2, 1793 was an American politician and soldier.  He was the only American to be elected govenor of two States, Tennessee and Texas.

  Sons of the American Revolution

 Sons of the American Revolution
Mr.  William "Ed" Harmon
Member Of The Board Of Trustees
Hiwassee College

 The Honorable Tom Taylor
Mayor of the City of Maryville

Lynn Fox
Son Of The Revolution

 Presentation Of Colors
Sons of the American Revolution

 Sons of the American Revolution

 Sons of the American Revolution

 Sam Houston Elementary Choir
Pam Gildrie

 Sam Houston Elementary Choir 

 The Worshipful the Mayor of Antrim and Newtownabbey, Ireland
Councillor Thomas Hogg

 Author "The Life & Legacy Of Sam Houston
Great-Great Granddaughter of Sam Houston

Artist: Wayne Hyde-Sculptor & David Wright-Painter of American Historical Subject

I would give no thought of what the world
might say of  me, if I could only transmit to
posterity the reputation of an honest man.
                                                                                              -Sam Houston