Events honor the late G.Y. Bailey
As this issue of the News goes to press, two events were scheduled to honor the memory of fallen BLET member G.Y. Bailey, who was killed when his Union Pacific freight train collided with another train in dark territory near Houston on September 14, 2005.
A proclamation was to be presented to the Houston City Council in Brother Bailey's honor.
In addition, a candlelight vigil was to be held in Sheppard, Texas, on September 15 - the one-year anniversary of Bailey's death. The vigil will be held at Centennial Garden (Railroad Avenue), at 7 p.m.
The proclamation is the culmination of work done by Herb and Kathy Yambra and City Council Member Adrian Garcia. Brother Yambra, a co-worker and dear friend of G.Y. Bailey, is President and Legislative Representative of BLET Division 194 in Houston.
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