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Remember the Alamo! February 23 March 6, 1836
The Alamo ^ | February 23 1836 | The Alamo

Posted on 02/23/2013 10:11:24 AM PST by GregoTX

On February 23, 1836, the arrival of General Antonio López de Santa Anna's army outside San Antonio nearly caught them by surprise. Undaunted, the Texians and Tejanos prepared to defend the Alamo together. The defenders held out for 13 days against Santa Anna's army. William B. Travis, the commander of the Alamo sent forth couriers carrying pleas for help to communities in Texas. On the eighth day of the siege, a band of 32 volunteers from Gonzales arrived, bringing the number of defenders to nearly two hundred. Legend holds that with the possibility of additional help fading, Colonel Travis drew a line on the ground and asked any man willing to stay and fight to step over — all except one did. As the defenders saw it, the Alamo was the key to the defense of Texas, and they were ready to give their lives rather than surrender their position to General Santa Anna. Among the Alamo's garrison were Jim Bowie, renowned knife fighter, and David Crockett, famed frontiersman and former congressman from Tennessee.


TOPICS: History
KEYWORDS: alamo; godsgravesglyphs; revolution; texas
Today marks the Anniversary of the siege and fight at the Alamo

The Siege of the Alamo (February 23 – March 6, 1836)

Remember the Alamo!

1 posted on 02/23/2013 10:11:31 AM PST by GregoTX
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To: GregoTX

The actual message from Travis will be available at the Alamo. this month.


2 posted on 02/23/2013 10:16:24 AM PST by freedumb2003 (I learned everything I needed to know about racism from Colin Powell)
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To: GregoTX

I’m hoping to get over there during the anniversary remembrance. I haven’t driven over that way in a while.


3 posted on 02/23/2013 10:19:14 AM PST by basil (basil, 2ASisters.org)
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To: GregoTX

I’m hoping to get over there during the anniversary remembrance. I haven’t driven over that way in a while.


4 posted on 02/23/2013 10:19:27 AM PST by basil (basil, 2ASisters.org)
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To: GregoTX

Men, and I use that in the truest sense of the word, who willingly gave their lives for something greater than themselves.


5 posted on 02/23/2013 10:23:00 AM PST by Altura Ct.
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To: basil
I bought a 1824 Alamo flag I am flying on my flagpole. It will stay up until April 21st (San Jacinto Day) when I will raise the San Jacinto Battle Flag.

It is my way of remembering.

6 posted on 02/23/2013 10:26:00 AM PST by GregoTX (Federalist)
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To: GregoTX

Earlier, the Battle of Medina....which inexorable linked Santa Anna and his disdain for Texicans.

“Arredondo lost only fifty-five men, who were given honorable burial the next day on the way to San Antonio, where he established martial law and severely punished the rebels and their families. One of Arredondo’s more notable subalterns was Lt. Antonio López de Santa Anna, who learned the lessons of war well and returned to Texas with another army twenty-three years later.”

http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/qfm01


7 posted on 02/23/2013 10:27:34 AM PST by wxgesr (I want to be the first person to surf on another planet.)
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To: GregoTX

Thanks for the reminder.


8 posted on 02/23/2013 10:41:07 AM PST by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: GregoTX
There's a Yellow Rose In Texas...

Truth or legend the story of Emily D. West (Emily West Morgan) is an inspiration to any American.

Do blacks remember her? NO! Instead they seem to favor rappers, radicals, robbers, rapists...and community organizers...

9 posted on 02/23/2013 11:03:10 AM PST by prisoner6 (Right Wing Nuts bolt the Constitution together as the loose screws of the Left fall out!)
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To: GregoTX

Great idea!

I may have to copy you!


10 posted on 02/23/2013 11:05:59 AM PST by basil (basil, 2ASisters.org)
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To: GregoTX

It will take me some time to adapt to the Texans in the Alamo being separated by ‘race’.


11 posted on 02/23/2013 11:11:44 AM PST by ansel12 (Romney is a longtime supporter of homosexualizing the Boy Scouts (and the military).)
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To: freedumb2003

The famous Col. Travis “Victory or Death” letter arrived at the Alamo yesterday. Welcome home!!


12 posted on 02/23/2013 11:29:03 AM PST by Donkey Odious ( Adapt, improvise, and overcome - now a motto for us all.)
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To: freedumb2003

The famous Col. Travis “Victory or Death” letter arrived at the Alamo yesterday. Welcome home!!


13 posted on 02/23/2013 11:29:25 AM PST by Donkey Odious ( Adapt, improvise, and overcome - now a motto for us all.)
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To: freedumb2003

The famous Col. Travis “Victory or Death” letter arrived at the Alamo yesterday. Welcome home!!


14 posted on 02/23/2013 11:29:30 AM PST by Donkey Odious ( Adapt, improvise, and overcome - now a motto for us all.)
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To: GregoTX
The interesting fact about the Alamo to me is that the actual battle lasted only a couple of hours. The siege went on and on, but when the Mexicans finally decided that the time had come, they overwhelmed the defenders in short order.

Not to in any way detract from the courage shown by the defenders. They stood their ground and -- in the noblest tradition of fighting men -- made the enemy pay for every bloody inch of real estate. But the fact is, the Alamo was a mission, not a fortress, and despite Travis' efforts to buttress its defenses, it was doomed from the outset. And being outnumbered 10 to 1 didn't help either.

Plus, they got their comeuppance at San Jacinto, and the mighty Santa Ana went scurrying back to Mexico City like a well-used hooker.

15 posted on 02/23/2013 11:33:11 AM PST by IronJack (=)
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To: GregoTX

My gr gr uncle, John Harris died at the Alamo.


16 posted on 02/23/2013 11:34:01 AM PST by saminfl
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To: Donkey Odious

>>The famous Col. Travis “Victory or Death” letter arrived at the Alamo yesterday. Welcome home!!<<

I have GO TO see it. San Antonio is only a 5 or 6 hour drive from here (we went last year). We’ll get there for sure while the letter is on display.


17 posted on 02/23/2013 11:39:10 AM PST by freedumb2003 (I learned everything I needed to know about racism from Colin Powell)
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To: freedumb2003

Better go soon, the letter is only there until March 7th.


18 posted on 02/23/2013 11:46:37 AM PST by TheMom (Stressed spelled backwards is Desserts!)
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To: saminfl
"My gr gr uncle, John Harris died at the Alamo."

John Harris was a man that stood his ground on his side of the line drawn in the sand knowing his fight for liberty would cost him his life. He was a true hero.

19 posted on 02/23/2013 11:47:43 AM PST by GregoTX (Federalist)
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To: GregoTX

As my last flight to Texas set-up for final, I glanced out the window at the expansiveness below and beyond, and thought of the sacrifice at The Alamo.


20 posted on 02/23/2013 11:58:38 AM PST by onedoug
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 GGG managers are SunkenCiv, StayAt HomeMother & Ernest_at_the_Beach
Thanks GregoTX.

Just adding to the catalog, not sending a general distribution.

To all -- please ping me to other topics which are appropriate for the GGG list.


21 posted on 02/23/2013 12:15:27 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: basil

I wish I was going to the Alamo instead of Oklahoma this next week.


22 posted on 02/23/2013 12:33:00 PM PST by Ditter
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To: Ditter

Oklahoma is OK!

Well, to hear the Okie I married tell it—LOL!


23 posted on 02/23/2013 12:46:46 PM PST by basil (basil, 2ASisters.org)
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To: basil
Oklahoma is definitely OK, I love Oklahoma and if I didn't live in Texas I am sure I would live in Oklahoma but I really LOVE the Alamo and all the other missions. I am a mission freak!
24 posted on 02/23/2013 1:17:49 PM PST by Ditter
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To: GregoTX
Wanted to post this earlier but I had to get ready for work.

From The Alamo...John Wayne.

Republic.

I like the sound of the word. It means people can live free, talk free, go or come, buy or sell, be drunk or sober, however they choose.

Some words give you a feeling. Republic is one of those words that makes me tight in the throat - the same tightness a man gets when his baby takes his first step or his first baby shaves and makes his first sound as a man.

Some words can give you a feeling that makes your heart warm.

Republic is one of those words.

25 posted on 02/23/2013 4:39:22 PM PST by prisoner6 (Right Wing Nuts bolt the Constitution together as the loose screws of the Left fall out!)
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To: GregoTX

Alamo Day

MARCH 6th 1836

26 posted on 03/06/2013 8:47:05 AM PST by GregoTX (Federalist)
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