Dallas—The Texas Historical Commission (THC) has recognized Samuel D. Dealey, Jr. as a significant person in Texas history by awarding him an Official Texas Historical Marker. A dedication ceremony to commemorate the event is open to the public and will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 8 at Lake Cliff Park.
Dealey, the nephew of George B. Dealey namesake of Dealey Plaza, was killed in action during World War II. He is among the most decorated officers for valor during the war and received the Medal of Honor.
“The Official Texas Historical Marker program helps bring attention to community treasures and the importance of their preservation,” said Mark Wolfe, executive director of the THC. “This designation is a tool that will increase public awareness of important cultural resources.”
Texas has the largest marker program in the United States with approximately 15,000 markers. Seventeen states have used the Texas program as a model; the THC reviews more than 300 marker applications each year.