The 2003 reunion will be held at Washington-on-the-Brazos on Saturday, March 29, 2003. This location was chosen for the 2003 reunion because our common ancestor, Martin Parmer, signed the Texas Declaration of Independence from Mexico there in March of 1836. The reunion will begin at 9:00 A.M. in the Convention Center at Washington State Park.
The reunion will include tours of Independence Hall, the Star of the Republic Museum and Barrington Farm. There will be a catered lunch, Adults - $7.00 and Children under 12 - $3.50. Taylor Pendley will be present with an updated version of his definitive work on the Palmer family's genealogy.
Our special guest speaker will be Sam Houston IV. Mr. Houston is the Past President General of The Sons of the Republic of Texas, Past President of San Jacinto Chapter #1 of the SRT, a co-founder of Sam Houston Chapter #38 of the SRT and Mr. Houston is a Knight of San Jacinto, the highest honor bestowed by The Sons of the Republic of Texas. Mr. Houston is also the great grandson of General Sam Houston. All descendants of Martin Parmer qualify for membership in The Daughters of the Republic of Texas or The Sons of the Republic of Texas.
We hope you all can make it. We are encouraging you to bring your children and grandchildren to this year's reunion. It is important for them to learn their family's history and we want them to carry on the reunion for years to come. For very young children, there is wonderful playground facility and we will have sitters to watch them.
Dr. H. Taylor Pendley advises us that he will be bringing his updated "500 Years of Palmers - From England to Texas." This is the amazing history of Martin Parmer and his family that Dr. Pendley spent decades researching. It is a "must have" for all descendants of Martin Parmer.