National Association of Port Arthurans recognized for 40 years of service
Published 12:20 am Thursday, May 25, 2023
Mayor Thurman Bartie proclaimed July 20-24 as National Association of Port Arthurans Week in recognition of the group that began in 1980.
The National Association of Port Arthurans met first on June 26, 1980, with 22 members and elected officers.
According to Bartie’s proclamation, in July 1987, Rep. Jack Brooks “stood on floor of House of Representatives in DC to recognize the Port Arthur national group as a unique group of people who had shown a desire to maintain memories of our common origin.”
Members were in attendance this week to accept the proclamation at City Hall.