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Much of the work that Los Compadres supports and sponsors at the San Antonio Missions National Historical Park is deeply appreciated, but flies below the radar of the general public and even Park supporters. That all changed on July 5, 2015 in Bonn, Germany, when the 21-nation World Heritage Committee agreed to inscribe the San Antonio Missions on the prestigious World Heritage List. Consisting of the four Missions in the Park, Rancho de las Cabras, and Mission Valero (The Alamo), the Missions join the Taj Mahal, the Statue of Liberty, Angkor Wat, the Great Wall of China and many others.
Los Compadres played a strong role in the selection. Over the past three decades, Los Compadres monies funded dozens of projects at the Park, preserving and protecting structures that solidified and strengthened the nomination. Starting in 2006, Los Compadres provided key people who helped develop the nomination, sponsored private and public meetings that supported nomination objectives, and holds a seat on the San Antonio World Heritage Advisory Committee. Over the past nine years, Los Compadres funded various aspects of the nomination process and enthusiastically supported people and programs involved in the process. Today, everyone in the Los Compadres family can take pride in the World Heritage selection. And now, we accept the responsibility to continue to work to improve the Missions in the Park to enhance the newest member of the World Heritage community in the United States, and the only one in Texas.