Monday, March 11, 2013

The Battle of The Alamo

For the past week San Antonio has been celebrating The Battle of The Alamo. Travis' letter that he sent out for reenforcement was back for the first time after 177 years. On Saturday I volunteered to help out with our church's Royal Rangers program,  were able to witness the reenactment of the battle. From food to cannons and muskets the battle raged on. Breaking down the North wall Spanish officials killed  William B. Travis and raided the Alamo killing all, but women and children. Once word spread of the siege Sam Houston and James Fannin retreated to take back The Alamo and was won on April 21st, and later Texas became its own republic for 9 years before becoming the 22nd state of the United States.  "I have answered the demand with a cannon shot, & our flag still waves proudly from the walls - I shall never surrender or retreat". Victory or Death

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