The Bosque River Chapter of Daughters of the Republic of Texas met Sept. 11 when Texas Honor Days were memorialized. The DRT has designated Heroes Day as Sept. 18, a day to honor and preserve the memory of the volunteer soldiers who died defending the Republic of Texas and her independence, and to pay tribute to the men and women of the military who serve Texas.
Special emphasis is placed on honoring those of the 1842 Dawson Massacre and Mier Expedition. The third Saturday of September is Texian Navy Day. Three Texas Navies have served Texans since 1835: the first established in November 1835; the second in 1839; and the third, a commemorative organization, in 1958. Though the fleets were very small and the time of service very short, the contributions made by the Texas Navy to the freedom and protection of Texans should not be overlooked.