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November 11th, 2010
LBJ Museum displays winning Veterans Day posters

STAFF REPORT

The LBJ Museum, 131 North Guadalupe Street,  will feature a special display for Veterans Day with twelve posters created by Irene K. Mendez Elementary School students starting Thursday.

The posters were judged to be the best of 32 posters that were reviewed by judges from American Legion Post 144 and American Legion Auxiliary Unit 144.

The students at Mendez interviewed a variety of local veterans before creating the posters. The process clarified the significance of Veterans Day and helped them better understand the sacrifices made by the men and women who have served and are serving in the military.

The poster contest winners include first place Brandon Alvarado, second place Prodencio Calderon, third place Jacob Pettigrew, fourth place Andria Beltran and fifth place Edith Allmand. The sixth place winner was Michael Vargas, and the seventh place winner was Chris Goodson. Rounding out the top twelve are eighth place Ruben Garcia, ninth place Danielle Sanchez, tenth place Benjamin Nance, eleventh place Jonathan Silvas and twelfth place Andrew Rocha.

“The kids who created the posters did an excellent job this year,” LBJ Museum Board President Pat Murdoch said. “We are delighted to be able to display them at the museum for a couple of weeks.  This will give their families and friends an opportunity to see them that they might not have otherwise. After all, Lyndon Johnson was a veteran.  I think he would have been proud.”

The LBJ Museum is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.  Admission is free.

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