The City of Alamo held a dedication ceremony of the Sgt. Fernando De La Rosa Memorial Library last Wednesday Dec. 30 to honor the fallen hero.
Mayor Rudy Villarreal introduced the state dignitaries as they each presented their respected proclamations for the De La Rosa family.
State Sen. Eddie Lucio was on hand to read the Senate Proclamation that renamed the library in honor of De La Rosa.
“As I look at the 31 Texas Senatorial Seats that exist in Texas, I believe I represent the senate seat that has lost more troops in Iraq and Afghanistan than any other area of the state,” said Lucio before he read the proclamation.
State Rep. Armando Martinez presented the De La Rosa family with an official Texas state flag that was flown over the capitol building.
De La Rosa was a graduate from PSJA Memorial High School and was killed in action on Oct. 27, 2009. His father, Rolando De La Rosa was present to receive the dedication of his son’s library.
“It’s a very great honor,” said Rolando of the dedication. “I thank the City of Alamo for doing their part for naming the library in my son’s honor.”
Rolando described his son as very adorable and liked by all his younger cousins, aunts and uncles.
“He (Fernando) was very respected by his family,” Rolando said. “It was fun to be around him; he always laughed and hugged his family and especially his grandmothers. He loved his grandmothers. He was a good son, a good friend and a good soldier.”