TODAY’S HOLIDAY: ALAMO DAY

Alamo Day

In 1836, a garrison of Texans took a stand against the Mexican Army at a Franciscan mission in San Antonio, named after the grove of cottonwood trees (alamo in Spanish) that surrounded it. Led by William Barret Travis, the band of volunteers was beseiged for 13 days by Mexican soldiers. Travis refused to surrender, and the Alamo was overrun on the morning of March 6. Only women and children survived. The heroic action at the Alamo gave the Texans time to organize the forces necessary to save their independence movementMore…

 

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2 responses to “TODAY’S HOLIDAY: ALAMO DAY

  1. Well I guess Texans celebrate it and then become state and then US takes whole SW 10 years later. I see no honor is stealing another country’s territory.

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