The 4th of July is a significant date in our nation’s history. This day marks our independence as a sovereign nation, and we celebrate across the country with friends, family and acquaintances. This annual holiday brings people closer together and we all get to take part in rich American traditions. Whether its barbecue with faily or fireworks with our children these traditions help us mark this special occasion.
Let us celebrate this 4th of July through the eyes of our youth. For the future belongs to the and they will continue to keep our great nations strong.
Take a moment to remember the sights, the sounds and the smell of the 4th of July when we ourselves, were young.
As youth, we would look up at our American flag with pride and sometimes wonder. The nation back then to us might have seemed relatively large and unknown through our young eyes, however today as adults we all have a better understanding of just what the rest our contry looks like. Because of our many experiences as adults, we not have the opportunity to share those positive experiences of our nation with our youth.
We should make it a point this year to pass along some of our great 4th of July traditions with our children. More importantly, we have a real opportunity to keep our nation strong by planting seeds of positive American possibilities in our children.
Let’s remember what it was like to see the 4th of July through our own youthful eyes and with that same mindset, let’s show our children how to enjoy all the 4th of July traditions. Let us pass along this positive significance of this day with our youth and continue to keep America strong.
Happy 4th of July
God Bless America
City Council Woman Ernestina (Tina) Martinez
1965 Graduate San Felipe High School • Student of Gemological Institute of America
8 Years at JC Penney Del Rio as manager and merchandiser of the fine jewelry department.
12 years for Wood Jewelers • 14 Years Small Business Owner & Operator Frances Florist Shop
2022 elected as Councilwoman for Del Rio City Council At large Place C
2022 May Elected Councilwoman Place C at Large, Del Rio • 2022 Director San Felipe Board of Directors
2022 International Good Neighbor Council (IGNC) - Secretary. Current Fiesta de Amistad Parade Chair
2022 Del Rio HIspanic Chamber of Commerce Education Director • 2022 Del Rio Host Lions Club
2022 Retired Senior Volunteers Program (RSVP) , Catholic Charities • Life Member - VFW - Chaplain
American GI Forum Women’s Auxiliary Chairwoman • Brown Plaza Association, Past President, Secretary and Treasurer
Quad Counties Council , Past President • Former Councilwoman City of Del Rio Pct. 11, Served 8 years
Past Member Operation Troop Family Support • Past Member Main Street Program
2002 Woman of the Year , Comite Cultural del Pueblo, Casa de La Cultura , Del Rio
Past IGNC Fiesta de Amistad Parade Marshall with husband Joe, Mr. & Mrs. Amistad
Widow of M/Sgt Jose (Joe) Martinez • Mother of 3 sons, a stepson and stepdaughter