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Eulogy at the graveside ceremonies for Macario Garcia

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Eulogy for Macario Garcia, written by John J. Herrera and presented at Macario's burial ceremonies at the Veteran's Administration Cemetery in Houston, Texas. Garcia at died on December 24, 1972. Herrera's eulogy draws comparisons between Garcia and President Harry Truman, who died only 37 hours after Garcia. Truman had awarded Garcia the Congressional Medal of Honor on August 23, 1945.

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2 p. ; 34 cm.

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Herrera, John J. December 27, 1972.

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  • Main Title: Eulogy at the graveside ceremonies for Macario Garcia
  • Alternate Title: Eulogy at the garveside ceremonies for Macario Garcia

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Eulogy for Macario Garcia, written by John J. Herrera and presented at Macario's burial ceremonies at the Veteran's Administration Cemetery in Houston, Texas. Garcia at died on December 24, 1972. Herrera's eulogy draws comparisons between Garcia and President Harry Truman, who died only 37 hours after Garcia. Truman had awarded Garcia the Congressional Medal of Honor on August 23, 1945.

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2 p. ; 34 cm.

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Macario Garcia: Documents and Eulogy

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Texas Cultures Online

Texas Cultures Online features local history materials from eighteen institutions depicting the diverse cultures of Texas during the 19th and 20th centuries. Funding provided by the Amon Carter Foundation.

John J. Herrera Papers

Correspondences and personal items of John J. Herrera, a notable lawyer and civil rights advocate for Mexican Americans. Known for his role in desegregating schools, he fought the exclusion of Spanish-speaking citizens on juries.

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  • December 27, 1972

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  • Sept. 5, 2012, 6:20 a.m.

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  • Aug. 6, 2013, 8:35 a.m.

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Herrera, John J. Eulogy at the graveside ceremonies for Macario Garcia, text, December 27, 1972; (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth248922/: accessed March 5, 2021), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library.