Wednesday, November 26, 2014

(Not-So-) Wordless Wednesday: Honorary Texas Citizen

A few weeks before Dad graduated from navigator school at Ellington Air Force Base in Houston, Texas, he received this Texas honorary citizenship certificate:

Little did he know then that he would ultimately become a "real" citizen of Texas within the decade!

The certificate proclaims: “In the name and by the authority of The State of Texas to all to whom these presents shall come — greeting: Know ye, that each member of Navigation Class 52-05N Ellington Air Force Base is hereby commissioned an Honorary Citizen of Texas under the laws of the State of Texas with all rights, privileges and emoluments appertaining to said office. In testimony whereof, I have hereunto signed my name and caused the Seal of State to be affixed at the City of Austin, this the 25th day of March, A. D. 1952.”   It is signed by then-Governor Allan Shivers and then-Texas Secretary of State John Ben Shepperd.

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