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SAN ANTONIO (August 20, 2020) – On Friday, August 21, at Stinson Municipal Airport Councilwoman Rebecca J. Viagran will host a female-led flyover the city of San Antonio at 11:00 a.m. to honor the 100th anniversary of the women’s suffrage movement and the ratification of the 19th Amendment, giving many, not all, women the constitutional right to vote.
The flyover is one of a series of events celebrating the 100th anniversary in partnership with the San Antonio 19th Amendment Centennial Committee and Women in Aviation Alamo City Chapter.
“We are so proud to be hosting the flyover in District 3 at Stinson Municipal Airport. It is incredibly significant, and our way of honoring the female leaders who came before us, like Katherine and Margorie Stinson,” said Councilwoman Viagran. “Each of the locations chosen is significant and honor the incredible women of San Antonio. This flyover is our way of uniting our entire city to celebrate women’s right to vote while social distancing.”
The flyover path starts at Stinson Municipal Airport and will travel over the San Antonio Missions, University of the Incarnate Word School of Osteopathic Medicine, downtown San Antonio, The Pearl, Providence High School, Brackenridge Park, Incarnate Word High School, University of the Incarnate Word, Our Lady of the Lake University, and the Young Women’s Leadership Academy.
“The anniversary of the 19th Amendment has so much significance, especially in the aviation industry. We will be celebrating at Stinson Municipal Airport named after Katherine Stinson, a pioneering aviator who set many records and left a tremendous legacy,” said Jesus H. Saenz, Jr. Director of Airports, San Antonio Airport System.
San Antonio residents are invited to watch from the comfort of their home and by tuning in live on the web by visiting the District 3 Facebook and Stinson Municipal Facebook.