Sen. Lucio to rename Queen Isabella Causeway Queen Isabella Memorial Bridge in official ceremony
Who: State Senator Eddie Lucio, Jr.
What: Name Changing Ceremony of Queen Isabella Causeway
When: Friday, Nov. 21, 2003 at 10 a.m.
Where: South Padre Island End of the Causeway
Three-year old William Welch, son of Chealsa and Barry Welch,
who were killed in the collapse, will offer the pledge.
AUSTIN, TX -- State Sen. Eddie Lucio, Jr. invites the media and the public to attend the ceremony to rename the Queen Isabella Causeway the Queen Isabella Memorial Bridge in honor of those who died on September 15, 2001, and the survivors. Also honored will be the many men and women of various state, federal, county, city agencies and private firms whose efforts helped prevent further loss of lives and the rebuilding of the causeway in record time.
During the past regular legislative session, Sen. Lucio sponsored Senate Bill 139, which changed the name of the bridge.
Friday, November 21, 2003, is the second anniversary of the opening of the bridge after the collapse. The Queen Isabella Memorial Bridge will serve as a constant reminder of what good can come out of a tragedy when a community comes together for a common cause. Federal, state, county and local officials have been invited to attend.
QUEEN ISABELLA CAUSEWAY MEMORIAL CEREMONY
NOVEMBER 21, 2003
SENATOR EDDIE LUCIO, JR.
POSTING OF COLORS-and NATIONAL ANTHEM
CHIEF MARQUEZ AND THE LOS FRESNOS ROTC
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
WILLIAM WELCH, LITTLE WILLY
FATHER GERRY BARRETT
OUR LADY OF THE STAR CATHOLIC CHURCH IN PORT ISABEL
INTRODUCTION OF ELECTED OFFICIALS
REPRESENTATIVE RENE OLIVEIRA (HOUSE SPONSOR OF SB 139)
INTRODUCTION OF FAMILY MEMBERS AND SURVIVORS
RECOGNITION OF OFFICIALS AND AGENCIES THAT ASSISTED
DURING THE RESCUE AND THE REBUILDING EFFORTS