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Fiesta royalty visits JBSA-Lackland

By Alex Delgado | 502nd Air Base Wing Public Affairs | April 26, 2019


Members of the 2019 Fiesta royalty visited Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland April 18 and 19, where they had the opportunity to view a basic military training graduation.

As part of the festivities, the Texas Cavaliers visited Lackland Elementary students April 18 and handed out Fiesta Medals.

Their stop at Lackland Elementary is one of more than 150 visits the group is slated to conduct during Fiesta. They are scheduled to stop by multiple schools, children’s charities, nursing homes, veterans’ homes and pediatric units at local hospitals.

“We want to thank the Texas Cavaliers for taking time out of their busy schedule to recognize our military-connected students at Lackland Elementary,” said Dr. Burnie L. Roper, Lackland Independent School District superintendent. “Their recognition of our students shows great respect for our military members and their service to our great country.”

On April 19, the Texas Cavaliers continued their Fiesta celebration by joining El Rey Feo LXXI, his entourage, local civic leaders and military commanders at the Fiesta Parade.

During the graduation, senior leaders from the 37th Training Wing presented fiesta medals to Byron LeFlore, Jr., Fiesta San Antonio Commission president, Dr. Salvatore Barbaro III, El Rey Feo LXXI, and Roger C. Hill III, King Antonio XCVII.

The parade signaled the start of “Fiesta San Antonio,” the city’s annual festival that honors the memory of the heroes of the battles of the Alamo and San Jacinto.