By Staff Writer
VON ORMY— The Ruiz-Herrera Cemetery Association is planning its annual Dia de los Muertos / All Souls Day commemoration on Saturday, October 31 at 10 AM at the Ruiz-Herrera Cemetery. The cemetery was established in the 1820s and is the final resting place of many Von Ormy area families. The event will begin with a cemetery blessing conducted by Fr. James Janish of Sacred Heart of Jesus Church.
This year’s historical program includes speakers Prof. Rudolfo “Rudy” de la Cruz of Alamo Colleges and Ramon Vasquez, Executive Director of the American Indians in Texas at the Colonial Spanish Missions.
A program released by the association, states the two will speak on “their organizations’ new Academia & Community Partnership. The Partnership seeks to create a Special Collection on Tejano history in light of the upcoming 300th Anniversary of San Antonio. This Special Collection, however, will celebrate the Multicultural history of the region focusing on the contributions of ALL groups - Immigrant and Native- to what we call the modern-day Tejano Culture. Come learn how you can join the Partnership in its mission to tell this story of our collective contributions to the Tejano identity.”
The Ruiz-Herrera cemetery is located at the end of Ruiz-Herrera Lane off of Quesenberry Road.