New Braunfels Herald Zeitung, June 16, 1991, Page 7

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June 16, 1991

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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - June 16, 1991, New Braunfels, Texas Heiatol'ZeitunQ, New Braunfels, Texas Guerra stresses Hispanic role Sunday, June 16, 1991 Page 7A By ROBERT STEWART Staff Writ* The fact that names on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial wall represent ethnic groups from every comer of the globe reflects the true essence of America, according to Henry Guerra, WOA1 radio announcer and Texas historian. Guerra spoke Friday to the Annual Flag Day luncheon of the William Hightower Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution and the James Jack Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution at the Forke Country Store in Conservation Plaza in New Braunfels. “The history of America as we learned it has a big, fat omission,” Guerra said. “The Spanish Crown sent more aid to the rcvoltionary colonies in money, guns (and other support) than anyone.” “The Spanish didn’t particularly care about life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness — but they couldn’t pass up the chance to take a good whack at the British.” Guerra implored the SAR and DAR to help get the correct history into our schools. “People are shocked when I state the historical fact that when the first white man explored Texas, he did not speak English — he spoke Spanish,” Guerra said. He also said that Mexico will not celebrate the anniversary of Columbus discovering America. They refer to that event as “el encuentro” — the encounter, according to Guerra. Guerra started working at WOA1 radio in San Antonio in 1939. He served as an officer of the Hcmisfair ’68 committee and worked as director of development at St. Mary’s University, his alma mater. He has also worked for a San Antonio television station and is recognized as the first Hispanic to cover a presidential election on television. Guerid is currently the chairman of the Bexar County Historical Commission. He also is still involved in his family’s funeral home business in San Antonio and can be heard on WOAI’s Texas history segments. “'The men at the Alamo were truly sons of the revolution,” he said. “They literally were sons and grandsons of revolutionary war heroes.” He stressed how important it is to continue “opening doors of opportunity to more and more (people).” “What really defeated the South (in the Civil War) was that the North was accepting more immigrants and building an industrial base,” Guerra said. “The South was stuck in an outdated obsolete system called slavery.” “These days people are being killed in their own homes by their neighbors’ children,” he said. “We must work to restore the place of church and family in our society.” Guest speaker Henry Guerra, above, addresses members of New Braunfels’ chapters of the Sons of the American Revolution and Daughters of the American Revolution in a Flag Day luncheon held Friday at Conservation Plaza. 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