Laredo College observed Veterans Day, honored first Laredo-born Medal of Honor recipient

With the foundation of a military fort that has expanded to guiding and educating students for generations, Laredo College paid tribute to U.S. veterans in our community and across the world for their bravery.
To recognize their sacrifices and commitment in ensuring our freedom, LC celebrated one of Laredo’s heroes with a historical marker at the Fort McIntosh Campus on Thursday, Nov. 10. The unveiling of the Pvt. David B. Barkeley Cantu historical marker was in reverence to his sacrifices and achievements.
Laredo College Instructor Alma Hernandez Torres delivered the keynote address and delighted guests with little-known facts about Barkeley Cantu’s life and military service. This was followed by a musical military performance of the United South High School Band under the direction of Alonzo Martinez.
Laredo College President Dr. Minita Ramírez welcomed the guests and attending veterans to the Pvt. David B. Barkeley Cantu Veterans Memorial Chapel. Laredo College Board of Trustees Vice President Jorge “JD” Delgado, Webb County Judge Tano Tijerina and a representative of District 28 U.S. Congressman Henry Cuellar also delivered special remarks.