Our goal is to raise the needed funds for the development, construction, and installation of the Martin de Leon and Patricia de la Garza Memorial and to have the memorial unveiled to the community by 2024 as we celebrate Victoria’s 200th anniversary.

Donations may be made or by check made out to De Leon Memorial and mailed to:

De Leon Memorial Inc.
Blanche de Leon
P.O. Box 469
Victoria, Texas 77902-0469

Sponsorship Levels

  • Empresario: $10,000+
  • Alcalde: $5,000 – 9,999
  • Cabildo: $1,000 – 4,999
  • Ayuntamiento: $500 – 999
  • Capitan: $100 – 499
  • Patrocinador: $0 – 99
Founders Monument - DeLeon Plaza, Victoria, TX

501 3C status is pending

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hands holding a pomegranate

The pomegranate has a 4,000-year history of culture and romance. The fruit originated in modern day Iran, and migrated with populations throughout the Mediterranean and India. It was introduced to the Americas in the late 16th century by Spanish settlers.

Jewish scholars believe the pomegranate to be the forbidden fruit of the Garden of Eden. It is the symbol of abundance and posterity. Painted on the walls of the tombs of Ancient Egypt, it is a symbol of eternal life. In mythology it is a symbol of prosperity, fertility, ambition. As the pomegranate was adopted by 16th century Spanish royalty as part of their coat of arms, it came to symbolize a noble birth. Christians represented the pom as a symbol of plentitude, hope, spiritual fruitfulness and chastity. The pomegranate therefore is a perfect icon of everything that was hoped for in the settling of a new colony.