Monday, July 28, 2008

♥ Texas! ♥

We went to San Antonio this past weekend, and one of the things we did was the Alamo. That is one of the best things a Texan can do. The Battle of the Alamo is such an epoch of Texas Independence, after hearing it, one can't help but feel pround of our great Republic/State. There was a t-shirt I saw at one of the stores there that said "It's hard to be humble when one is a Texan." I Mom says, "Every state should be required to take Texas history."


To the People of Texas and All Americans in the World:
Fellow citizens & compatriots;
I am besieged, by a thousand or more of the Mexicans under Santa Anna. I have sustained a continual Bombardment & cannonade for 24 hours & have not lost a man. The enemy has demanded a surrender at discretion, otherwise, the garrison are to be put to the sword, if the fort is taken. I have answered the demand with a cannon shot, & our flag still waves proudly from the walls. I shall never surrender or retreat. Then, I call on you in the name of Liberty, of patriotism & everything dear to the American character, to come to our aid, with all dispatch. The enemy is receiving reinforcements daily & will no doubt increase to three or four thousand in four or five days. If this call is neglected, I am determined to sustain myself as long as possible & die like a soldier who never forgets what is due to his own honor & that of his country. VICTORY OR DEATH.

William Barret Travis
Lt. Col. comdt 2495

P.S. The Lord is on our side. When the enemy appeared in sight we had not three bushels of corn. We have since found in deserted houses 80 or 90 bushels & got into the walls 20 or 30 head of Beeves.

6 musings:

The Keierleber Family said...

I see you figured out the ♥ ! :) I am glad you liked my post today! I LOVE yours!!! I too ♥ Texas! I like what you did with all the pics... very cool!!! I also like the Travis quote! :)

piningforthefjords said...

Who is this "Mom" person? She seems so wise.

Eruestan said...

*starts singing* Texas, our Texas...! *notices stares, and stops* I really must visit the Alamo someday. To be honest, I very likely have, because I lived in San Antonio from when I was a few months old until I was two-ish, but I don't remember anything of the sort. Dang it!

pmf superman said...

Did you take those pictures yourself?

Natasha Brainsample said...


piningforthefjords said...

She must have had a really nice camera.