While serving as governor for Spansish Louisiana during the Revolutionary War, Marshall Bernardo de Galvez led his troops to numerous victories against the British, greatly relieving pressure on Gen. George Washington’s troops. His victories helped open supply lines for money and military goods from Spain, France, Cuba and Mexico and helped the cause of the American Revolution. In honor, Texas named the city of Galveston after him and statues of him have been erected in his hometown of New Orleans and Washington, DC. To increase awareness of this American Hero, Congress is considering dedicating July 23 as Bernardo de Galvez Day.
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Leonard B. Rodriguez is the President and CEO of the Westside Development Corporation. He is a former White House Advisor to the President of the United States and the 2017 St. Benitia Humanitarian Award Recipient.
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