It is the most wonderful time of the year in Brownsville.
The Charro Day festivities have officially begun with the annual Bridge Ceremony.
“Brazos” were made and gifts were exchanged.
Charro Days is about creating relationships between the United States and Mexico.
That’s what Mr. Amigo Association President Richard Garza said at the International Bridge.
“It’s very important that we remain united.”
Garza said it is up to the people to keep the relationship between the two countries strong.
As a way to celebrate that friendship, gifts were exchanged between the mayors of the sister cities and the children.
Fernando Landeros, Mr. Amigo, was chosen because of the impact he has made not just in Mexico, but in the United States.
He is President of the Telethon Foundation established in Mexico and now expanded to San Antonio. The nonprofit raises funds to support and assist children with special needs.
Landeros said the message on the Charro Days t-shirt “It Takes Two Sides to Build a Bridge” is very important. “Todos estamos iguales.”
Congressmen Filemon Vela, Vicente Gonzalez, and Beto O’Rourke each commented on the importance of the friendship between the United States and Mexico.
“Somos uno familia somos una comunidad.”
The ceremony was all smiles, Brazos and Besos between the neighboring countries.
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