Friday, June 27, 2008

Photos from Smithsonian Folklife Festival in Washington D.C.

Last week, the Smithsonian Institute kicked off its annual Folklife Festival in Washington D.C. and gave visitors from around the world an opportunity to experience the State of Texas up close and personal.

Walking among our nation's monuments reminded me of our beginnings as a nation. America is a promise that must be fulfilled by each generation. The idea of America is not our land, waterways or magnificent resources-- America is a promise to every boy, girl, man and woman. I am proud that Texas also exemplifies that promise of freedom, hope and self-determination.

The delicious foods and wines of Texas will be featured at the Folklife Festival at the National Mall in Washington D.C. until the end of this week. People from all over the world will be able to experience demonstrations, see musical performances, and hear famous Texans talk about the Lone Star State’s proud history, rich traditions and heritage.

The Texas Department of Agriculture is proud to be part of the 2008 Smithsonian Folklife Festival.

Enjoy some photos from the Smithsonian Folklife Festival in Washington D.C.

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