All Hands on Deck for San Jacinto Day 2018!


festival and battle reenactment

All Texas Navy Admirals are encouraged to attend the 2018 San Jacinto Day Honor Ceremony at the Monument, starting at 1000. Admirals are asked to arrive by 0900, as we will sit together. The event will be held indoors in the auditorium.

Attire: The Texas Navy attire is a Navy blazer with khaki or gray pants. If possible, please wear a Texas Navy accouterment (Texas Navy patch, lapel pin, or medal).

Parking: As you are driving into the Park you will be directed by a Park Ranger to a parking lot where you will catch a shuttle bus to the Monument. (Map attached of parking layout)


Handicapped Parking: If you have a handicap placard, you will be directed to park in the lot by the Battleship and then you will catch the shuttle bus from there to the Monument.

We will meet at the Monument Inn after the ceremony for lunch together. When entering the restaurant, ask for tables reserved for the Texas Navy. Order off menu, self pay. Good news: restaurant has built a bigger parking lot.

Movie Time: After lunch, we will adjourn downstairs to a room reserved for Texas Navy to watch and discuss the new movie called “How the Texas Navy Saved the Revolution.”

Reenactment of The Battle (1500) – the official San Jacinto Battle reenactment will be at 3:00 PM. (See Map and flyer attached).


Transportation: We are working on getting a bus to transport the Texas Navy from the Ceremony to luncheon at Monument Inn and then either back to your cars or to the reenactment (you will be able to catch shuttle back to your car from the reenactment.) – more info to follow if we get a bus.

Seating in the auditorium is on a first come basis so get there early. This will be a very patriotic day. A day to “stand together” and represent The Texas Navy.

If you plan on attending, Hawkins Squadron members please contact me (maritimetexas-at-gmail-dot-com) or Adm. Chester Barnes (chester-at-barnes-dot-com); all others contact Adm. Beth Fisher (bethfis-at-aol-dot-com) by this coming Tuesday, April 17, so we can get a head count for the restaurant.

The Texas Navy Association is a private, 501(c)(3) organization, dedicated to preserving and promoting the historical legacy of the naval forces of the Republic of Texas, 1835-46. The mission of the Texas Navy Association is to preserve and promote an appreciation of the historic character and heroic acts of the Texas Navy; to promote travel by visitors to historical sites and areas in which the Texas Navy operated; to conduct, in the broadest sense, a public relations campaign to create a responsible and accurate image of Texas; and to encourage Texas communities, organizations, and individuals, as well as governmental entities, to participate with actions and money, in pursuit of these objectives. Membership in the Texas Navy Association is open to all persons age 16 and over who have an interest in Texas history and want to help support the goals of the organization.

In Galveston, the Charles E. Hawkins Squadron was organized in the fall of 2016, and meets on the first Thursday evening in odd-numbered months.