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2009 "REMEMBERING THE ALAMO" WEEKEND
San Antonio Living History Association ^ | March 5, 2009 | Damaso Torres

Posted on 03/06/2009 7:13:28 AM PST by SwinneySwitch

Teachers & Administrators,

On Saturday, March 7th and Sunday, March 8th 2009 students from The Heritage Society of Somerset High School, as well as other local high schools and middle schools, will join with the San Antonio Living History Association in reenacting the 1836 Battle of the Alamo.

The event will take place in Alamo Plaza, directly in front of the Alamo, in downtown San Antonio.

This year's battle reenactments will take place at 11:00AM and again at 3:30PM on Saturday, and 3:45PM on Sunday.

Living history drills and demonstrations will also take place all day between the battle reenactments. The historical encampment will be open all day from 10:00AM to 5:00PM. Admission is free and open to the public.

Teachers offering extra credit for attending the event should tell their students to ask for “Sargento Torres” or “Coronel Duque” in order to get their event program stamped.

What: 1836 Alamo Battle Reenactment

Where: Alamo Plaza, San Antonio, TX

Who: Free & Open to the Public

When: Saturday, March 7th and Sunday, March 8th

The Heritage Society of Somerset High School is a student-led campus organization that works to share the history of Texas, and especially San Antonio, with the community. The group is involved in living history reenactments of many different eras, such as American Revolution and Civil War – but is especially focused on the Texas War for Independence. Students or teachers who are interested in becoming a living history reenactor may get plenty of information at this event.

There are upcoming opportunities to participate in living history programs in a number of historical eras. Including; Roman Legion, American Revolution, Texas Revolution, Civil War, WWII, and Vietnam.

For more information, Contact:

Damaso Torres, Social Studies & P.E. Depts., Somerset High School, damaso.torres@sisdk12.net


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Texas
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A Texas public high school organization that "is especially focused on the Texas War for Independence."

Maybe there is hope after all.

Bet this will raise a few hackles with the PC liberal elements around town.

Hoot

1 posted on 03/06/2009 7:13:28 AM PST by SwinneySwitch
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To: SwinneySwitch

The Alamo does not have a basement


2 posted on 03/06/2009 7:15:37 AM PST by al baby (Hi Mom)
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To: SwinneySwitch; Allegra; big'ol_freeper; Lil'freeper; TrueKnightGalahad; blackie; Larry Lucido; ...
In the southern part of Texas, in the town of San Antone,
There's a fortress all in ruin that the weeds have overgrown.
You may look in vain for crosses and you'll never see a one,
But sometime between the setting and the rising of the sun,
You can hear a ghostly bugle as the men go marching by;
You can hear them as they answer to that roll call in the sky:
Colonel Travis, Davy Crockett and a hundred eighty more;
Captain Dickenson, Jim Bowie, present and accounted for.

Back in 1836, Houston said to Travis:
“Get some volunteers and go fortify the Alamo.”
Well, the men came from Texas and from old Tennessee,
And they joined up with Travis just to fight for the right to be free.

Indian scouts with squirrel guns, men with muzzle loaders,
Stood together heel and toe to defend the Alamo.
“You may never see your loved ones,” Travis told them that day.
“Those that want to can leave now, those who'll fight to the death, let ‘em stay.”

In the sand he drew a line with his army sabre,
Out of a hundred eighty five, not a soldier crossed the line.
With his banners a-dancin’ in the dawn's golden light,
Santa Anna came prancin’ on a horse that was black as the night.

He sent an officer to tell Travis to surrender.
Travis answered with a shell and a rousin’ rebel yell.
Santa Anna turned scarlet: “Play Degüello,” he roared.
“I will show them no quarter, everyone will be put to the sword.”

One hundred and eighty five holdin’ back five thousand.
Five days, six days, eight days, ten; Travis held and held again.
Then he sent for replacements for his wounded and lame,
But the troops that were comin’ never came, never came, never came.

Twice he charged, then blew recall. On the fatal third time,
Santa Anna breached the wall and he killed them one and all.
Now the bugles are silent and there's rust on each sword,
And the small band of soldiers lie asleep in the arms of The Lord.

In the southern part of Texas, near the town of San Antone,
Like a statue on his Pinto rides a cowboy all alone.
And he sees the cattle grazin’ where a century before,
Santa Anna's guns were blazin’ and the cannons used to roar.
And his eyes turn sort of misty, and his heart begins to glow,
And he takes his hat off slowly to the men of Alamo.
To the thirteen days of glory at the seige of Alamo.

This always bring pride to my heart and a tear to my eye--

3 posted on 03/06/2009 7:23:24 AM PST by Bender2 ("I've got a twisted sense of humor, and everything amuses me." RAH Beyond this Horizon)
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To: SwinneySwitch

bttt


4 posted on 03/06/2009 7:24:43 AM PST by Dante3
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To: Bender2

Visited the Alamo many moons ago when I was stationed up hill at Ft. Sill, OK. It was an interesting look at a significant historical event that those of us faced with losing freedom and liberty today should be inspired by.


5 posted on 03/06/2009 7:25:40 AM PST by big'ol_freeper ("From hell's heart I stab at thee... I spit my last breath at thee." ~ Khan Noonien Singh)
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To: SwinneySwitch

Mission San Antonio de Valero in San Antonio de Béxar, Texas
6 posted on 03/06/2009 7:27:09 AM PST by Fiji Hill
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To: al baby
Re: The Alamo does not have a basement

Searched story and do not... find 'basement' mentioned.

So your point... is?

7 posted on 03/06/2009 7:31:06 AM PST by Bender2 ("I've got a twisted sense of humor, and everything amuses me." RAH Beyond this Horizon)
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To: SwinneySwitch

We are celebrating the trigger event, like the shot heard around the world.

We must always remember the deliverance event called:

San Jacinto

That is the one that we should focus on reenacting.


8 posted on 03/06/2009 7:33:50 AM PST by Texas Fossil
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To: Fiji Hill

Thanks - I needed a new wallpaper for this computer.


9 posted on 03/06/2009 7:37:24 AM PST by Tennessee_Bob (Save the Hispaniolan Solenodon!)
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To: Bender2

From Pee Wee’s big adventure


10 posted on 03/06/2009 7:38:06 AM PST by al baby (Hi Mom)
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To: Texas Fossil

That’s next month at the battleground.


11 posted on 03/06/2009 7:39:32 AM PST by Tennessee_Bob (Save the Hispaniolan Solenodon!)
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To: big'ol_freeper
Re: Visited the Alamo many moons ago...

The Alamo is one of the few places on this earth where when I visit, I find myself speechless and reverent.

As a 2nd grader in the early 1950s I lived in San Antonio while my old Pappy built huge hangers for B-36s and such. When we went there for the first time, both my Father and Mother were both greatly surprised that their son who never stopped talking did!

12 posted on 03/06/2009 7:41:52 AM PST by Bender2 ("I've got a twisted sense of humor, and everything amuses me." RAH Beyond this Horizon)
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To: Bender2

Donovan singing “The Alamo”
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J-jB0VvhjFg

A 180 were challenged by Travis to die
By a line that he drew with his sword as the battle drew nigh
A man that crossed over the line was for glory
And he that was left better fly
And over the line crossed 179
Hey Up Santa Anna, they’re killing your soldiers below
So the rest of Texas will know
And remember the Alamo

Jim Bowie lay dying, the blood and the sweat in his eyes
But his knife at the ready to take him a few in reply
Young Davy Crocket lay laughing and dying
The blood and the sweat in his eyes
For Texas and freedom a man was more willing to die
Hey Up Santa Anna, they’re killing your soldiers below
So the rest of Texas will know
And remember the Alamo

A courier came to a battle once bloody and loud
And found only skin and bones where he once left a crowd
Fear not little darling of dying
If this world be sovereign and free
For we’ll fight to the last for as long as liberty be
Hey Up Santa Anna, they’re killing your soldiers below
So the rest of Texas will know
And remember the Alamo


13 posted on 03/06/2009 7:46:20 AM PST by ansel12 (Romney (guns)"instruments of destruction with the sole purpose of hunting down and killing people")
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To: al baby
Re: From Pee Wee’s big adventure

Gadzooks! Knew Travis, Bowie and Crockett were there... but did not every hear of Pee Wee Herman being there.

Then again, the liberal PCing of history... never stops, eh?

14 posted on 03/06/2009 7:47:48 AM PST by Bender2 ("I've got a twisted sense of humor, and everything amuses me." RAH Beyond this Horizon)
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To: Bender2

God Bless Texas and true American heroes. Men of honor and courage.

Also don’t forget:

GOLIAD MASSACRE. The Goliad Massacre, the tragic termination of the Goliad Campaign of 1836, is of all the episodes of the Texas Revolution the most infamous. Though not as salient as the battle of the Alamo, the massacre immeasurably garnered support for the cause against Mexico both within Texas and in the United States, thus contributing greatly to the Texan victory at the battle of San Jacinto and sustaining the independence of the Republic of Texas. The execution of James W. Fannin, Jr.’s, command in the Goliad Massacre was not without precedent, however, and Mexican president and general Antonio López de Santa Anna,qv who ultimately ordered the exterminations, was operating within Mexican law. Therefore, the massacre cannot be considered isolated from the events and legislation preceding it.

As he prepared to subdue the Texas colonists Santa Anna was chiefly concerned with the help they expected from the United States. His solution was tested after November 15, 1835, when Gen. José Antonio Mexía attacked Tampico with three companies enlisted at New Orleans. One company, badly led, broke ranks at the beginning of Mexía’s action, and half its number, together with wounded men from other companies, were captured by Santa Anna’s forces the next day. Twenty-eight of them were tried as pirates, convicted, and, on December 14, 1835, shot (see TAMPICO EXPEDITION). Four weeks elapsed between their capture and their execution, enabling Santa Anna to gauge in advance the reaction of New Orleans to their fate. It was, on the whole, that in shooting these prisoners, Mexico was acting within its rights. Believing that he had found an effective deterrent to expected American help for Texas, Santa Anna sought and obtained from the Mexican Congress the decree of December 30, 1835, which directed that all foreigners taken in arms against the government should be treated as pirates and shot.

More here:
http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/GG/qeg2.html


15 posted on 03/06/2009 7:55:49 AM PST by Altura Ct.
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To: Tennessee_Bob
Re: Thanks - I needed a new wallpaper for this computer.

Here is some more... for your laptop:


16 posted on 03/06/2009 7:57:17 AM PST by Bender2 ("I've got a twisted sense of humor, and everything amuses me." RAH Beyond this Horizon)
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To: SwinneySwitch; Brucifer

17 posted on 03/06/2009 8:04:15 AM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life)
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To: AuntB; BGHater; Arrowhead1952; Eaker; MeekOneGOP; nbhunt; La Lydia; jafojeffsurf; B.O. Plenty; ...

Remember ping!

If you want on, or off this S. Texas/Mexico ping list, please FReepMail me.


18 posted on 03/06/2009 8:06:10 AM PST by SwinneySwitch (Texans - beyond your expectations.)
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To: ansel12
Gadzooks! I like Mart's "Ballad of the Alamo" better at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h09MqTR5Pn8

and his “Big Iron” at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QqWgTi2bIOc is still the best Western song ever written.

I tried for too many years to make a film based on it. My head is still blooded... but not bowed.

Maybe some day someone other than me will do the trick!

19 posted on 03/06/2009 8:06:37 AM PST by Bender2 ("I've got a twisted sense of humor, and everything amuses me." RAH Beyond this Horizon)
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To: Bender2
The Alamo is one of the few places on this earth where when I visit, I find myself speechless and reverent.
I visited the Alamo for the first time last year and my reaction was just the opposite. I was "underwhelmed."
And nothing personal, but if this place is one of the few that leave you "speechless and reverent", you must not travel very much.
20 posted on 03/06/2009 8:14:00 AM PST by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: Liberty Valance
Guess we need to toss these two into the mix:


21 posted on 03/06/2009 8:15:29 AM PST by Bender2 ("I've got a twisted sense of humor, and everything amuses me." RAH Beyond this Horizon)
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To: Bender2

But there is a bicycle hid in the basement! The psychic told me so!

And Large Marge sent me!;-)


22 posted on 03/06/2009 8:17:35 AM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar (14. Guns only have two enemies: rust and politicians.)
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To: Texas Fossil
The denizens of Massachusetts have long forgotten the significance of the shot heard around the world , that the predicate to this event was the attempt by the government to seize privately stockpiled arms. I know that Texans hold their own history closer to heart.
23 posted on 03/06/2009 8:20:34 AM PST by Paine in the Neck (Nepolean fries the idea powder)
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To: oh8eleven; Allegra; big'ol_freeper; Lil'freeper; TrueKnightGalahad; blackie; Larry Lucido; ...
Re: I visited the Alamo for the first time last year and my reaction was just the opposite. I was "underwhelmed." And nothing personal, but if this place is one of the few that leave you "speechless and reverent", you must not travel very much.

Find it hard to believe you have a Globe & Anchor on your FR homepage for evidently, courage and dying for your beliefs means nothing to you, so I'll take my 'limited' travel history over anything your pudknocker comment above carries.

And when you slam the Alamo... it is damn personal!

BTW don't go peeing on the Vietnam Wall in DC, someone may take that personal.

Then again, with Øbama now at the helm... that may be in fashion for your ilk.

24 posted on 03/06/2009 8:27:51 AM PST by Bender2 ("I've got a twisted sense of humor, and everything amuses me." RAH Beyond this Horizon)
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To: Paine in the Neck

“I know that Texans hold their own history closer to heart.”

Yes, it is a more recent experience. And we have been “occupied” (or an attempt at occupation) for a brief time by the national government.

Threats from “outsiders” unite a people, threats from “inside” divide a people.

Our early immigrants were persecuted and came here as a relief mechanism, hence the name “United” States of America.


25 posted on 03/06/2009 8:28:27 AM PST by Texas Fossil
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To: oh8eleven

It is not the building but significance of the event that chokes Texans up.

Tourists cannot understand it’s significance.

It was a unifying experience.

“Remember the Alamo, Remember Goliad!”

And “Remember San Jacinto”


26 posted on 03/06/2009 8:31:59 AM PST by Texas Fossil
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To: SwinneySwitch

Can anyone here figure out if this page is useful?

http://www.bookmine.com/images/60657.jpg


27 posted on 03/06/2009 8:46:26 AM PST by ansel12 (Romney (guns)"instruments of destruction with the sole purpose of hunting down and killing people")
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To: Liberty Valance

That is beautiful. Thanks.


28 posted on 03/06/2009 9:00:13 AM PST by laotzu
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To: SwinneySwitch

Thanks for the ping.


29 posted on 03/06/2009 9:14:23 AM PST by Arrowhead1952 (It took almost 250 years to make the USA great and 30 days for BO to tear it down.)
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To: txhurl

Texas Alamo ping.


30 posted on 03/06/2009 9:15:00 AM PST by Arrowhead1952 (It took almost 250 years to make the USA great and 30 days for BO to tear it down.)
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To: Bender2
I wouldn't have expected a rude, ignorant and incredibly immature reply from someone your age.
Then again, a quick peek and I see that not only are all your posts like that - so is your homepage.
Alas, you may be older but it's not too late - please try real hard, grow up and get a life.
31 posted on 03/06/2009 9:23:36 AM PST by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: SwinneySwitch

God Bless Texas!


32 posted on 03/06/2009 9:30:21 AM PST by Alkhin (I never give them hell. I just tell the truth and they think it's hell. ~ Harry S Truman)
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To: Bender2

Remember the Alamo!


33 posted on 03/06/2009 9:58:12 AM PST by blackie (Be Well~Be Armed~Be Safe~Molon Labe!)
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To: Bender2

Bravo Zulu Bender!


34 posted on 03/06/2009 10:01:20 AM PST by blackie (Be Well~Be Armed~Be Safe~Molon Labe!)
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To: ansel12

I can see TEXAS in the middle of the page.

But can’t read anything in the article.


35 posted on 03/06/2009 10:03:27 AM PST by SwinneySwitch (Texans - beyond your expectations.)
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To: Bender2
"I find myself speechless and reverent"

Ditto. I'm sure there are other situations of which I am unaware where there were many that were faced with death and given multiple opportunites to bail out but didn't.

And special kudos to the Daughters of the Republic of Texas who have kept it from being turned into Alamo World. Just try and do something stupid like wear a hat inside, they'll set you right.

36 posted on 03/06/2009 10:08:19 AM PST by Proud_texan (Scare people enough and they'll do anything.)
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To: oh8eleven; Allegra; big'ol_freeper; Lil'freeper; TrueKnightGalahad; blackie; Larry Lucido; ...
Re: ...please try real hard, grow up and get a life

I've had one, old sport, and to judge by your real lack of honor, courage or the understanding of the brave sacrifices of those in history who paid in blood for the freedom to make such, my days on this earth were much better any ones than you can realistically expect.

I pity those like you who do not know, nor understand history and therefore can not be expected to make any positive contribution to the coming chronological of human events other than as a possible footnote as an example of how far ignorance may leave one down the road to stupidly and beyond.

As an old sage once mused, "I don't object to you being a damn fool, but I do object to you and your kind spoiling the rest of gene pool."

37 posted on 03/06/2009 10:09:02 AM PST by Bender2 ("I've got a twisted sense of humor, and everything amuses me." RAH Beyond this Horizon)
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To: SwinneySwitch

I can see TEXAS in the middle of the page.

But can’t read anything in the article.


Same here, I was hoping that someone could enhance the text and then we could translate it from the 1836 French.


38 posted on 03/06/2009 10:10:59 AM PST by ansel12 (Romney (guns)"instruments of destruction with the sole purpose of hunting down and killing people")
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To: laotzu

You are most welcome laotzu. The quotes on your homepage are a treasure. I just emailed them to a few friends and enemies. ;o)


39 posted on 03/06/2009 10:29:16 AM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life)
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To: Bender2

Well stated!!


40 posted on 03/06/2009 11:24:46 AM PST by blackie (Be Well~Be Armed~Be Safe~Molon Labe!)
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To: Altura Ct.

Several historians have given similar reports on the "Bloody arm flag of Goliad" said to have been made by Captain Phillip Dimmitt. On December 20 1835 the first declaration of Texas independence was signed at Goliad in the chapel of the Presidio by members of Dimmitt's command then stationed at La Bahia. After signing, the group went into the quadrangle and "amidst rapturous hurrahs, the flag of Texas Independence was hoisted and unfurled to the wintry wind".

The flag was described as being made of white domestic, two yards long and one yard wide. "In the center was a sinewy arm and hand, painted red, grasping a drawn sword of crimson." The flag pole was made from a tall sycamore tree found on the banks of the San Antonio River.

Most of the accounts on this flag ceremony quote as their source of information, the memoirs of John James and Nicholas Fagan.

The Dimmitt flag has now become the accepted flag of Goliad and is frequently displayed by business houses around the Goliad Square.

The Goliad Massacre

On Palm Sunday, March 27, 1836, after being held captive for one week, the men were told to gather up their things. They thought that they were going to the port of Copano and then on to New Orleans. They were happy and singing. They knew that Colonel Fannin had returned from the Port of Copano the previous day. What they didn't know was that at 7:00 p.m. the pervious evening, Colonel Portilla had received word directly from Santa Anna to execute the men. About an hour after Portilla received the execution order from Santa Anna, he received another order from General Urrea to "Treat the prisoners with consideration, particularly their leader, Fannin, and to employ them in rebuilding Goliad."

At sunrise the able bodied men were formed in three groups and under very heavy guard taken out of the fort. One group was taken out on the San Antonio road, another on the Victoria road, and the other on the Copano road. The prisoners had little suspicion of their fate because each group had been given a different story as to where they were going. One group told that they were going to gather wood, another to drive up cattle and the they they were going to the port of Copano. At selected spots on each of the three roads from one half to three-fourths of a mile from the fort, the groups were halted. After they halted, the guards on one side stepped through the ranks so that all the guards were on one side, they turned and fired at very close range. Those men where not killed ran and were pursued by the cavalry.

The soldiers then came back to the fort and executed the wounded. There were about forty of them. Colonel Fannin was saved until last. He was taken outside the chapel, blind folded and seated in a chair. He made three requests, not to be shot in the face, his personal possessions sent to his family and that he be given a Christian burial. He was shot in the face, an officer took his personal possessions and his body was burned along with many of the other bodies. Not all bodies were burned, some were left where they died. There were 342 men who died in the Goliad Massacre, which is almost twice the number of men who died at the Alamo and San Jacinto combined. Twenty-eight men did escape from the three massacre sites and seventeen men's lives were spared. It is from the accounts of the men who escaped and were spared that we know what happened at Presidio La Bahia. Francita Alavez, the Angel of Goliad and the wife of General Urrea saved the lives of a number of the men.

Of the multiple banners that flew over DeWitt Colony territory and those under which DeWitt colonists served and died, this famous flag is one which originated solely within and is unique to the DeWitt Colony and a symbol of contribution of the region to the Texas Independence movement. The banner can be said to be the counterpart in concept and message of resistance as the early "Don't Tread on Me" flags of the American Revolution. Some say it was made from the white silk of the wedding dress of Empresario DeWitt's daughter, Naomi, and was flown by DeWitt Colonists reinforced by volunteers from the other settlements at the confrontation with the Mexican army in October 1835 over the Gonzales cannon (Battle of Gonzales). Other reports suggest it was made after the confrontation during the muster at Gonzales for defense of Texas and the assault on Bexar.

The Zavala Flag. Proceedings of the Texas Independence Convention of 11 Mar 1836: "On the motion of Mr. Scates, the Rainbow and star of five points above the western horizon; and the star of six points sinking below, was added to the flag of Mr. Zavala accepted on Friday last. Mr. Taylor introduced the following resolution: Resolved that the word "Texas" be placed, one letter between each point of the star on the national flag." The banner at left is most often depicted as the first official flag of the Texas Republic proposed by Vice-President of the new Republic of Texas, Lorenzo de Zavala. The proceedings appear to indicate that Zavala proposed a simple Lone Star flag which if white on blue was essentially that of Scott's flag of the War Party without the word "Independence," or the left part of Burnet's naval flag. It is unclear whether any of the proposed modifications including the indicated lettering were ever employed.

Remember the Alamo!!

Remember Goliad!!

remember San Jacinto!!

41 posted on 03/06/2009 12:20:40 PM PST by Rightly Biased (Ronald Reagan did not dye his hair! And if he did, it was only to intimidate the Russians!)
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To: Proud_texan

The Last two times I went to the Shrine last March 08 and March of 07 there was one of those Henna Tattoo kiosks set up in the back of the Alamo complex. Not the mission building itself but the complex back by the public restrooms.

I was completely dismayed I called and emailed the DRT to no avail. I finaly got a response from the DRT and they told me they would look into the matter.

I have not been back but am going over there next week with the kids we will see.


42 posted on 03/06/2009 12:27:11 PM PST by Rightly Biased (Ronald Reagan did not dye his hair! And if he did, it was only to intimidate the Russians!)
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To: Rightly Biased
I haven't been for a while, glad this came up, I'm going to make a point...

If it weren't for the DRT I expect there would be a gift shop inside the main building.

43 posted on 03/06/2009 12:30:57 PM PST by Proud_texan (Scare people enough and they'll do anything.)
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To: Proud_texan

If it weren’t for the DRT then there wouldn’t be an Alamo.

The Woods Family was a big reason that we still have the shrine today.

But come on a tattoo kiosk? I can see kids wanting to buy a book about the Alamo or a Coonskin cap. or a Davey Crockett pop gun. But a henna tatto of the latest Bratz kid?


44 posted on 03/06/2009 12:36:21 PM PST by Rightly Biased (Ronald Reagan did not dye his hair! And if he did, it was only to intimidate the Russians!)
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To: blackie
Oh, Blackie, I fear my words will be like casting pearls before swine, there is aways certain types that start brawls by spouting nonsense and then act as if they were the injured party.

Well, enough fun with such, I have other much more worthy fish to fry.

We shall let him slink back to his own delusions of grandeur. We could get him past his megalomania with an atomic hand grenade.

As we both so well know, you can lead an self-serving idiot to knowledge, but you cannot make them think.

But you sure can make ‘em steam by nailing the peckerwoods and then ignoring them until the their cackles are pure silence.

45 posted on 03/06/2009 12:54:06 PM PST by Bender2 ("I've got a twisted sense of humor, and everything amuses me." RAH Beyond this Horizon)
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To: Bender2

I think a fitting result would be to sic one of those DRT ladies on ‘em.


46 posted on 03/06/2009 1:09:15 PM PST by Proud_texan (Scare people enough and they'll do anything.)
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To: oh8eleven; Bender2
And nothing personal, but if this place is one of the few that leave you "speechless and reverent", you must not travel very much.

Really? I am also rendered reverent by the Alamo and very impressed by all that it represents.

*Sigh* I guess I'm one of those people who just hasn't traveled much past my backyard.

47 posted on 03/06/2009 1:23:07 PM PST by Allegra
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To: Bender2
Yes!!!


48 posted on 03/06/2009 1:42:28 PM PST by blackie (Be Well~Be Armed~Be Safe~Molon Labe!)
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To: Liberty Valance
I just emailed them to a few..enemies

Tear 'em up buddy. Tell them a native son of Texas, on this blessed day of the Alamo, sent you.

I really should add more W C Fields and Groucho Marxs to my page.

49 posted on 03/06/2009 2:06:30 PM PST by laotzu
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To: Allegra; big'ol_freeper; Lil'freeper; TrueKnightGalahad; blackie; Larry Lucido; Diplomat; ...
Re: *Sigh* I guess I'm one of those people who just hasn't traveled much past my backyard.

That's so true about you, my dear... From your quaint Baghdad backyard, you can only see them local sights in Jordan, Kuwait or Dubai, but they ain't nothing like the ones is my backyard: Kerens, Blooming Grove, Powell, Rice, Richland and them fancy folks in Rural Shade.

Whoa! They've even got... a Trailer Park there now!

50 posted on 03/06/2009 3:01:37 PM PST by Bender2 ("I've got a twisted sense of humor, and everything amuses me." RAH Beyond this Horizon)
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