Search This Blog


White Press Office Feed

Thursday, April 3, 2014


18th Annual Cesar Chavez March for Justice
“¡Si se puede!”

San Antonio, TX – The United States Marshals Service is the oldest federal law enforcement agency in U.S. history. Even after the creation of more than 50 specialized federal law enforcement agencies during the 20th century, the U.S. Marshals Service has retained the broadest jurisdiction and authority. The U.S. Marshals Service has been involved in most of the major historical episodes in America's past. For over 200 years, U.S. Marshals and their Deputies have served as the instruments of civil authority with justice, integrity, and service.

The U.S. Marshals Service proudly joins the city of San Antonio in celebrating the birth and life of Cesar Estrada Chavez. This year marks the 18th Annual Cesar Chavez March for Justice. Cesar Chavez was a Mexican American farm worker, labor leader, and civil rights activist, who co-founded the National Farm Workers Association. Chavez became a well-known Latino American civil rights activist, who utilized nonviolent tactics to obtain equal rights for Latino laborers and farm workers.

On behalf of Robert Almonte, United States Marshal for the Western District of Texas, we invite you to join us in a public event commemorating the life and lessons of Cesar Estrada Chavez. The march will take place on Saturday, March 29, 2014, at 10:00 a.m., from the staging area located on the corner of Guadalupe and South Brazos Streets, to the Alamo located in Alamo Plaza. We look forward to your attendance.

“It is possible to become discouraged about the injustice we see everywhere. But God did not promise us that the world would be humane and just. He gives us the gift of life and allows us to choose the way we will use our limited time on earth. It is an awesome opportunity.” – Cesar Estrada Chavez