Capt’s legacy planted in Arbor day

Kimberly Rubio

Assistant editor

Nearly 70 people recited, in unison, Joyce Kilmer’s poem “Trees” during a Friday morning Arbor Day Ceremony slated to honor the late Louis E. Capt.

A 20-foot oak tree was planted just prior to the 10 a.m. event, which took place at Uvalde Memorial Park.

Father Henry Whisenant said the invocation and city manager Vince DiPiazza gave a welcome address. Jill Nordwick of the Green Thumb Garden Club served as the emcee for the program, which included a proclamation signing by Uvalde Mayor Don McLaughlin declaring Friday, and all future Arbor Days, as Louis E. Capt Day in the city of Uvalde.

Capt, who was born and raised in Uvalde, died in October of 2018 at age 85 after a long battle with cancer.


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