Rudi R. Rodriguez awarded the 2011 National DAR Historic Preservation Medal of Honor
Apr 04, 2012
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Vincent Tavera
(San Antonio, Texas) April 4, 2012 – On March 10, 2012, Mr. Rudi Rodriguez, Chairman and Founder of The Hispanic Heritage Center of Texas, was awarded the “2011 Historic Preservation Medal of Honor” by the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution. This is the highest honor awarded by the Society and is awarded to an individual who has made a distinguished contribution to historical preservation on the regional, state or national level for many years. The recipient must be a native born American who has shown extraordinary qualities of leadership, trustworthiness, service, and patriotism. The recipient must have made unusual and lasting contributions to our American heritage by truly giving of himself/herself to his/her community, state, country, and fellow man.
Mr. Rudi R. Rodriguez was nominated by The Alamo Chapter of National Society DAR. His medal was awarded by Texas State Regent Joy Hagg at the State Conference Banquet on March 10th, 2012. “The National Association of the Daughters of the American Revolution is proud to honor Mr. Rodriguez for his many years of preserving the history of Texas.”
In 2002, Mr. Rodriguez began a campaign to educate, elevate and celebrate Tejano heritage and legacy in Texas history. Armed with commitment and passion, he began Texas Tejano.com. To date, he has invested thousand of hours, traveled tens of thousands of miles around the state and Mexico. Additionally, as a business owner he has also made commitments and contributions of over a quarter million dollars to help sponsor his preservation efforts. As a result of creating traveling exhibits, producing documentaries, launching web sites, publishing books, lecturing and conducting special events, he has created a “Movement” that has literally impacted Texans from one end of the state to the other. From large urban communities to small rural towns, education, inspiration and pride have been felt with the visibility of this Tejano heritage and legacy effort.
This first ever initiative and combination of programs dedicated to preserving Texas Tejano history certainly has demonstrated innovation and creativity in order to bring about awareness and education in the field of preservation. As mentioned before, these programs and efforts have been viewed by several million Texans from all over the state and have inspired people to know more about their own family history. For more information on Texas Tejano.com, contact us at (210 673-3584 or visit our web site at www.TexasTejano.com.
About Texas Tejano.com
Texas Tejano.com was founded in 2003 to educate, elevate and celebrate the Hispanic experience in Texas history. During its nine years, the company has published historical biographies, produced exhibits, and produced documentaries and plays. The company has also initiated Tejano Heritage Month, a series of events and festivities that take place through out September and October of each year to celebrate the life of Tejanos with the general public.