Texas State Society to Honor President Johnson for His 102nd Birthday

Aug 28, 2010

The Texas State Society will honor the 102nd birthday of President Lyndon B. Johnson this Saturday, August 28, 2010 at 11:00 am with a ceremony at the LBJ Memorial Grove on the George Washington Parkway. President Johnson was born on August 27, 1908.

Lyndon K. Boozer, a longtime friend of the Johnson Family and son of the late President’s secretary, Yolanda Boozer, will provide the remarks entitled “What LBJ Means to Me.” Joanne Weiss, Chief of Staff to Department of Education Secretary Arne Duncan, will speak on the dedication of the Education Department’s headquarters as the LBJ building and what President Johnson meant for the legacy of education in the country.

The event is open to the public and is free of charge. The annual tribute to President Johnson mirrors the annual celebration in Stonewall, Texas, President Johnson’s birthplace. In Texas tradition, pimento cheese sandwiches, cookies and lemonade will be served after the remarks.

The Texas State Society aims “to foster and encourage a fraternal spirit among the Texans at the National Capital, to render assistance when necessary to all sons and daughters of the Lone Star State, and to increase their patriotic love for Texas and the American Nation.”

First organized in 1906 with a total of 97 members, the organization has grown to over 3,500 Texans and Friends of Texas today. From 1953-1955, then Senator Johnson served as President of the Texas State Society.