WHEREAS, by virtue of the proven patriot service during the Revolutionary War of his ancestor Francisco Manuel Salinas, by Providing Horses to the Continental Army, and
WHEREAS, COMPATRIOT Salinas successfully proved his direct lineage from each of the above patriots, and was admitted to membership in the American Society, Sons of the American Revolution as member number 129798 and simultaneously was granted membership in the Texas Society, Sons of the American Revolution, member number 5834, and
WHEREAS, COMPATRIOT Salinas was an active member of the San Antonio Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution, and during that time participated in the activities of the chapter, thereby contributing to its success, and
WHEREAS, COMPATRIOT Salinas was also an active member of the Sons of the Republic of Texas, Travis Chapter; the Canary Island Descendants Association; and the Order Granadero’s de Galvez through all of which he also promoted patriotism and honor, and
WHEREAS, COMPATRIOT Salinas was also a man of God, having attended services at Saint Leo’s on South Flores in San Antonio, and
WHEREAS, COMPATRIOT Salinas attended Tech High School leaving in his Senior year to fight in World War II and was during his lifetime a Army Air Corps Gunner and then an aircraft painter at Kelly Field, having retired after 25 years prior to his demise, and
WHEREAS, COMPATRIOT Salinas left surviving him his loving and devoted family: his wife Diane; daughters Aurora Martinez and Julie Salinas Toscano; stepsons Armando and Gerald Salinas, Rock Anthony Harrison; sisters Angela Salinas Fernandez and Carmen Salinas Maldonado; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren of San Antonio to whom we express our deepest sympathy on their respective loss, and
WHEREAS, upon his death, our country and state lost a loyal citizen whose devotion never faltered. He was one of the most zealous and faithful defenders of the principles for which our patriotic ancestors fought in the battle against the British for American Independence. In his quiet and unassuming way he did much to promote the progress and development of his country and the happiness of those around him. He was a good, quiet and modest person and enjoyed the respect, esteem and admiration of all who knew him.
NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED by the San Antonio Chapter, Sons of the American Revolution as follows:
FIRST: That this chapter has lost a loyal and devoted member. To his family and friends we express our thanks for sharing his life with us and extend our profound condolences at his passing from our ranks.
this country and state have lost and honorable, upright and honest citizen, who
was always ready to spend his life and give his service for that which he
believed to be right and for the best interests of his country and state.
To that end we dedicate ourselves anew to the continuance of the service to the
country which his lifetime so well performed. We further Resolve that we are pledged again to cherish, maintain and
extend the institutions of American freedom, to foster true patriotism and love
of country, and to aid in Securing for mankind the blessings of
THIRD: That for the purposes of perpetuating the memory of his life and fidelity to the purposes of the Sons of the American Revolution, and his steady devotion to duty, duplicate copies of this Resolution shall be entered into the minutes of this chapter, which he loved so well, and delivered to his family. The Resolution will also be read to chapter members attending a regular monthly meeting and will be displayed on the chapter Internet web page. The Resolution may also be submitted to the Texas Society for publication in a future edition of The Texas Patriot, it s magazine.
That a duplicate of this Resolution shall be bound together with other
similar Memorial Resolutions of the San Antonio, Texas Chapter, Sons of the
American Revolution into a minimum of four books. Copies of this
book will be donated to:
THIS THE 26th DAY OF MARCH 2008.
George Harcourt Compatriot