The Mayor and Laredo City Council have formally withdrawn their vote and motion to build the proposed veterans museum at North Central Park.
RGISC would like to thank Friends of North Central Park and the interested group of veterans who diligently worked together with us on this effort. We also wish to thank Our Laredo for hosting a Vets Museum Forum on Jan. 9 which proved to be a game-changer in the development of this issue.
This is a terrific victory for the community and for our green spaces. RGISC is currently working with the City of Laredo to draft language that will serve to protect our parks and green spaces from future initiatives and development.
As a goodwill gesture, RGISC has committed to making a financial contribution to the Veterans Museum once the site is finalized and an operating fund is in place.
The Friends of North Central Park and Rio Grande International Study Center wish to thank the veterans of Laredo who formally withdrew their plan to build a museum at North Central Park.
Thank you to the 16 panelists and veteran leaders who participated in tonight’s Veterans Museum Forum.
We especially thank Mr. Guero Segovia for his leadership, and for choosing to side with the community to protect our treasured green spaces.
We look forward to working with the veterans to make their museum a reality.
We thank Our Laredo for running such a top notch and well-run program, and moderators Dr John Kilburn and Louis LaVaude.
We also commend our local veterans for coming together as 1 tonight.
We look forward to seeing more of that unity in the future.
We love and respect you, and honor your service and commitment to our country. Thank you.
We had such a terrific event today at the Max Mandel golf course!
Weather was glorious. Thank you to all of our golfers, our amazing sponsors and volunteers, our staff and Board of Directors, and Max Mandel Crew. It was a great one!
Outstanding job by our golf co-chairs Ruben Soto Jr and Blanca Martinez!!
See ya at our next tourney!!
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Raul Medellin/Armando Bustamante
Carlos Mendoza/Jose Valadez
Roberto Bedolla/Ramon Fidalgo
Carlos Trevino/Luis Bedolla
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Greg Salinas Jr/Bobby Mancha
Rudy Garza/Coach Ricardo Salinas
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