Thank you to everyone for your help with fundraiser

Aug. 8, 2014 at 11:51 a.m.

Editor, the Advocate:

I would like to recognize all members of all military service organizations and local businesses who contributed to a fundraiser Aug. 2 at 3907 Port Lavaca Highway for my attendance as a delegate of the Military Order of the Purple Heart to the 82nd National Convention in Denver, Colo.

Thanks to Robert Cortez, Victoria County's treasurer; Fabian Ramirez with Humana; Will Martin, treasurer for the Victoria County Veterans Council; all members of Victoria County Veterans Council; Rene Reyes, commander of the Purple Heart; Disabled American Veterans; Catholic War Veterans; Marine Corps League; American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Vietnam Veterans; H-E-B Plus!; Victoria Pawn and Jewelry; Julio Gonzalez, with Texas Roadhouse Restaurant; All-Star Pawn and Jewelry; Johnny Ray Alvarez with Crossroads Fallen Heroes for cooking and providing the establishment and Ricardo Martinez.

Special thanks to my wife, Mary, and our daughters, Jennifer and Adriana, and grandchildren for preparing the brisket plates.

Thanks to Robert Lopez for his guitar playing and singing.

Martin Garcia, junior vice commander and financial officer for the Military Order of the Purple Heart Chapter 3077, Victoria



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