The Galveston-Niigata Sister Cities Committee is in Niigata, Japan. Dr. Stephen F. Duncan, director of fine arts for the Galveston school district and a member of the committee, delivered a speech at the planting of dogwood trees, which were a gift to the people of Japan. The gift commemorates the cherry trees given to the American people by Japan 100 years ago. The following item is an excerpt from that speech.
TEXAS CITY — When their son’s name was called, Jose and Juana Jaurigue stood in front of a crowd of veterans and their families at Texas City’s Memorial Park with a red, white and blue banner between them.