6,7 & 8, 2001 - 12th
Annual International Assembly 2001 Orlando,
30, 2000 - In commemoration of the martyrdom
of our national hero Dr. Jose Rizal, the chapters
in the Chicago area have joined together in several
this day the unveiling of the Dr.
Jose Rizal Monument roll of donors was held
at Lincoln Park Margate Fieldhouse. This historic
occasion marked the recognition of those who had
made financial contributions for the erection of
the Dr. Jose Rizal Monument - Chicago.
monument project was spearheaded by the Order of
the Knights of Rizal in the Chicago Area, The Philippine
Centennial Movement, Philippine American Cultural
Foundation, in cooperation with the Philippine Consulate
General of Chicago. In spite of the severe snow
condition in the area, floral offering was held
at the monument by a few knights and a lady braved
the thick snow in order to proceed with the offering.
the evening of the 30th. of December, a joint celebration
of the martyrdom of Dr. Jose Rizal was held at the
Rizal Center, W. Irving Park Road, Chicago. This
year's celebration was hosted by the KOR, Chicago
Chapter. An indoor floral offering was held at the
Dr. Jose Rizal bust at the center.
highlight of the evening's affair was the grand
opening of the Dr. Jose Rizal Library sponsored
by the KOR Chicago Chapter. The evening's festivity
was a night of reflection, dramatization and singing
focused on the life of our national hero. A dinner
and dance culminated the activity.