Homage to General Paciano Rizal

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By Sir Willi Red Buhay, KGOR – Immediate Past Commander, Chicago Chapter – Area Archivist

December 30, 2007 marks a milestone for the Order of the Knights of Rizal. Not only for the Knights in Chicago but the entire Order.

Marking the 11th year of the hero Dr. Jose Rizal’s martyrdom, the occasion also celebrates the 30th founding year of the order in Chicago.

Heralding this special date, the Central USA headed by Sir Bonifacio “Boni” Cenir, KGOR, Area Commander and all its member chapters Bantayog, Chicago, Dakila and Malaya paid tribute to the hero’s brother General Paciano Rizal.

The silent hero’s influence and support to his brother Jose, inspired the Central USA in paying tribute to General Paciano Rizal through his descendants.

In Chicago represented by one of his son’s Edmundo Rizal-Lopez, with his wife Elisa Guzman came to receive the Order’s tribute. His son Dr. Ramon G. Lopez and his wife Marilyn, their children Edmundo Jose, Ramon Jose Jr. and Michelle also were conferred with honorary titles to the Order. Members of the Lopez clan represented by daughter Elena Lopez Wijangco and family and the Villaruiz family of Calamba, Laguna graced the affair.

The Lopez’s in return handed a rare framed article from the Journal of the American Medical Association on Dr. Rizal and a limited edition book on Dr. Jose Rizal for the Order’s Rizaliana library – the only library of it’s kind in the country. A contribution was given by the family to help in the restoration of the hero’s memorial bust at the Rizal Center’s front lawn.

Truly, this year’s culminating activity in honor of the national hero left an inspiring impression on the newly knighted members and their families.




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