Skip to comments.The Black Bean Execution
Posted on 09/23/2012 7:20:59 PM PDT by grumpa
Americans are often complacent over the many many lives given for our freedom. There are so many forgotten or untold stories of brave men who have made the ultimate sacrifice for liberty.
This weekend we attended the annual Texas Heroes Day in LaGrange, Texas. There is a park high on a hillside, with a beautiful towering monument commemorating heroes that even most Texans have long forgotten. Here is Off Grid Bloggers short version of the story. (Off Grid Blogger is choking up a bit as he writes this incredible story.)
In 1842, years after the 1836 Battle of San Jacinto in which Texas gained its freedom from Mexico, Mexican soldiers again invaded the independent Republic of Texas. (Texas was a separate nation from 1836 to 1845.) The Texians (that is the original term) suffered a devastating defeat at what is known as the Dawson Massacre near San Antonio. But the Texans managed to chase the Mexican army back across the Rio Grande River and engaged the Mexicans. Again the Texans failed and many were captured.
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Texas schools to be very thorough in teaching this.
I have been to Monument Hill countless times. It’s a favorite place for me to take visitors from out of state.
It is beautiful up there overlooking the Colorado River. The history of what happened there is engraved on the monument.
There are also the ruins to an old brewery up there.
LaGrange itself is a pretty little town——I was born over in Smithville which is very close to LaGrange.
LaGrange; hear they have allot of nice girls there....
I’ve been to La Grange and to the monument.
Very pretty place.
Then you should have no problem posting the whole thing here, instead of trying to send traffic to your blog.
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