Port La Vaca Mayor Jack Whitlow and retired Port Lavaca Police Chief Joe Pena at the signing of the joint proclamation by the Mayor and Calhoun County Judge Michael Pfeifer (not pictured)
Why are we doing this? Well...
In different years over the centuries, something of especial significance to one or more of Calhoun County’s ancestral cultures, occurred on or a few days before March 21, fixed by the Ecclesiastic calendar as the date of the Spring Equinox, from which Passover and Easter are calculated, such as:
Death of St. Patrick (3/17/46) Birth of John C. Calhoun (3/18/1782), Birth of Pierre Talon (3/20/1677) in Canada, 1 of the children who came from France with LaSalle, who before living with the Karankawa here, the Spanish Viceroy in Mexico, other peoples in Asia Europe & Africa, did witness on the day before his 11th birthday, theDeath of LaSalle (3/19/1687), Approval of Texas constitution (3/18/1836), Birth of Benito Juarez (3/21/1806), Hungarian poets’ victory during German revolution (3/15/1848), Tagalog met Magellan (3/16/1521), Czechoslovakian holocaust by Nazi (3/15/1939) Liu Bei became Han Emperor (3/15/221), Sima Yan founded Jin dynasty (3/15/280). And