Video: 2017 Battle of Flowers Parade grand marshal named

By | August 29, 2019


>>>THE 2017 FLOWERS PARADE GRAND MARSHAL FATHER DAVID GARCIA.>>Ursula: WE NOW KNOW WHO WILL THE GRAND MARSHAL, FATHER DAVID GARCIA. A PRIEST SINCE 1975, HE HAS SERVED AS RECTOR OF SAN FERNANDO CATHEDRAL. HE ALSO LED THE SUCCESSFUL CAPITAL CAMPAIGNS FOR THE RESTORATION AND PRESERVATION OF SAN FERNANDO AND THE OLD SPANISH MISSION CHURCHES.>>David: THE THEME FOR THIS YEAR’S PARADE IS BLAZING TRAILS. WHO BETTER TO DO THAT THAN A SAN ANTONIO NATIVE WHO TRACES HIS TEXAS ROOTS TO THE EARLY 18th CENTURY.>>IT’S A GREAT HONOR. IT’S A GREAT PRIVILEGE. BASICALLY WHAT IT IS IS I REPRESENT SO MANY PEOPLE THAT WERE INVOLVED IN THE MISSIONS WORLD HERITAGE AND ALL THE WORK THAT WENT INTO THAT, AND I HOPE I CAN REPRESENT THE COMMUNITY IN A GOOD WAY.>>David: THE BATTLE OF FLOWERS PARADE IS THE OLDEST AND LARGEST PARADE IN THE COUNTRY THAT’S ORGANIZED AND EXCLUSIVELY RUN BY WOMEN. THIS YEAR’S PARADE WILL BE ON APRIL 28th TOWARD THE END OF FEES YES, SIR THAT.

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