The Jose Miguel Arciniega Descendants Society (JMADS) was at the Alamo Celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month on Friday, September 24, 2021, for a donation of the Alamo de Parras oil painting. This painting is the first painting to be in the Alamo to honor a trio of Arciniega mounted lancers and their comrades from the Second Flying Company of San Carlos de Parres, de Alamo. The trio depicts Jose Miguel Arciniega, his father Jose Gregorio Arciniega, and Florentine Felipe Arciniega standing proudly in front of the Alamo in their uniform and weaponry.
The unveiling ceremony was a success and was a great memorable day for all those who attended. JMADS gives their appreciation to the State of Texas, Texas General Land Office, the Alamo, and the Alamo's staff, Kristi Nichols Director of Archeology, Collections and Historical Research, Kia Dorman Registrar, and Ernesto Rodriguez Curator.
Thank you JMADS members for all of your support and loyalty to our cause in bringing Jose Miguel Arciniega out from down under and lifted him up to become a Maker of Texas and has been recognized throughout Texas, with a Texas Historical Marker written in stone, forever.
Extended gratitude to our long-time JMADS' member, Joe Arciniega for his love and passion for "Being Him", and to my dear friend and neighbor David Baisden who without him, JMADS would not have been able to bring Jose Miguel, Jose Gregorio, and Florentine Felipe to life with his artistic skills in the Alamo de Parras painting and Jose Miguel's portraits. The amazing workmanship of Captian Jose Miguel's 5x's great grand daughters, Savannah Cole and Summer Ann Cole from Tennessee who masterfully made the Alamo De Parras costume. Also, Jacob Guajardo for his artistic abilities to restore Jose Miguel's accomplishments in his drawings of JMADS' Time-Line Art exhibits.
Well done everyone! God bless!
Donna De Leon