02/15/2012 - 12:24 pm | Sister City News | Comments Off
Plaque Dedication held March 24
Thank you to all who participated in the commemoration of our 25th Anniversary bronze plaque in the Stockyards.
The final element to the 25th anniversary celebration of Fort Worth Sister Cites International was installed and dedicated recently in the historic Fort Worth Stockyards. In recognition of the 25th anniversary, a signpost recognizing each of Fort Worth’s sister cities and the distance to each was erected in front of the Fort Worth Visitor’s Center on Exchange Avenue in the Stockyards.
Mayor Pro Tem Zim Zimmerman dedicated the plaque in a ceremony March 24, 2012 thanking the many donors who had contributed their time and efforts to the organization’s 25 year history. The plaque and sign are a fitting recognition of Fort Worth Sister Cities’ 25th anniversary and its many supporters.
The directional signpost was installed in 2010 to commemorate the 25th anniversary of Fort Worth Sister Cities on June 26th of that year.
In 1985, Fort Worth Sister Cities incorporated after a group of dedicated volunteers brought the dream of a citizen diplomacy organization to life in the City of Fort Worth. Shortly thereafter, Reggio Emilia, Italy became Fort Worth’s first sister city, and the organization began planning exchanges and programs. Since then Sister Cities has added seven other cities to its family including Guiyang, China signed in 2011.
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About Fort Worth Sister Cities International
The mission of Fort Worth Sister Cities International is to advance peace through lasting relationships and international understanding. Since 1985 Sister Cities has managed the international programs and relationships with Fort Worth's sister cities Reggio Emilia, Italy; Trier, Germany; Nagaoka, Japan; Bandung, Indonesia; Budapest, Hungary; Toluca, Mexico; Mbabane, Swaziland; and soon to be Guiyang, China to promote citizen diplomacy as a pathway to peace.