Posted Date: 10/25/2021
United ISD held its annual National Down Syndrome Awareness Month Celebration at Freedom Elementary School. National Down Syndrome Month is celebrated every year to promote programs and issues regarding education, advocacy, awareness, and the inclusion of children with Down syndrome. Down Moms of Laredo and the parents of students who attend Freedom Elementary addressed the audience to promote kindness and acceptance. Acting for Mayor Pete Saenz, City Council Member Mercurio Martinez, III, shared the official proclamation for World Down Syndrome Month. To conclude, the students released blue and yellow balloons, symbolizing hope, freedom, love, and unity.
Photo: United ISD Superintendent David H. Gonzalez (3rd from left), District Board and Management, Justice of the Peace Roberto “Bobby” Quintana (5th from left), join City Council Member Mercurio Martinez, III, for the signing of the official proclamation.