173 years – And we still remember the Alamo.

On February 23, 1836, the Mexican army under the command of President Santa Anna, began the siege of the Alamo Mission.

It’s a story that repeats itself throughout history. A small group of warriors facing overwhelming odds and defeated to the last man. Yet their sacrifice at the Alamo became the rallying cry that helped carry the day for Sam Houston’s army at the Battle of San Jacinto. Santa Anna’s army was defeated and Texas became an independent republic.

If you ever get the chance, visit the Alamo in San Antonio. It’s a humbling thing to stand in place where legends like Jim Bowie and William Travis fought and died.

Phlegmmy has video (She was there with a camera, I swear! 🙂 and Blackfork has more

Update: Robert has more today I think he’s going to “live blog” the siege with daily updates. Very cool – Go read.

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0 Responses to 173 years – And we still remember the Alamo.

  1. Crotalus says:

    Marty Robbins sang a thrilling, powerful rendition of “The Ballad of the Alamo”. It’s still on Youtube. Go. Listen.