Remember the Alamo today and in 2012
In pursuit of the truth – www.cinopsbegone.com - Sunday, Nov. 13, 2011
Why? This historic battle occurred 175 years ago in San Antonio, Texas. We will review The Story of Alamo’s Historic Past and the - Thirteen fateful days in 1836 – as presented by the Daughters of the Republic of Texas. Reference the flyer as distributed at the Alamo: www.TheAlamo.org
“Originally named Mission San Antonio de Valero, the Alamo served as home to missionaries and their Indian converts for nearly seventy years: Construction began on the present site in 1724. In 1793, Spanish officials secularized San Antonio’s five missions and distributed their lands to the remaining Indian residents.
“In early 1800s, the Spanish military stationed a cavalry unit at the former mission. The soldiers referred to the old mission as the Alamo (the Spanish word for “cottonwood”) in honor of their home town Alamo de Parras, Coahuila. The post’s commander established the first recorded hospital in Texas in the Long Barrack.
“The Alamo was home to both Revolutionaries and Royalist during Mexico’s ten year struggle for independence. The military – Spanish, Rebel, and then Mexican – continued to occupy the Alamo until the Texas Revolution.
“San Antonio and the Alamo played a critical role in the Texas Revolution… On February 23, 1836, the arrival of General Antonio Lopez de Santa Ana’s army outside of San Antonio nearly caught them by surprise… The defenders held out for 13 days against Santa Ana’s army. [6,000] … Colonel William B. Travis, the commander of the Alamo drew a line on the ground and asked any man willing to stay and fight to step over – all except one did. Among the Alamo’s garrison were Jim Bowie, the renowned knife fighter, and David Crockett, the famed frontiersman and former congressman from Tennessee.
“The final assault came before daybreak on the morning of March 6, 1836, as columns of Mexican soldiers emerged from the predawn darkness and headed for the Alamo’s walls.”
Daniel Cloud from Kentucky while on route to San Antonio wrote on Dec. 26, 1835 “If we succeed the Country is ours. It is immense in extent and fertile in its soil and will amply reward all our toil. If we fail, death in the cause of liberty and humanity is not cause for shuddering. Our rifles are by our side, and choice guns they are, and we know what awaits us, and are prepared to meet it.”
George H. Kubeck,
At the Alamo, the survivors were 14 women and children. 189 men lay dead. General Santa Ana burned their bodies. About 25 of the dead came from England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Germany , and Denmark. The others came from TX, VA, NC, KY, AR, MO, PA, AL, NY, GA, MS, NY, TN, OH, LA, CT, NC, NJ, AR, SC, RI and MA. What we have is American Exceptionalism. “Remember The Alamo!”
Today, there is an assault on the American character and historic values. False secularization mindsets want to change us into a people who we are not. They have the elite, the money and mainstream news media propaganda machine trying to do it.
Instead of jobs, they have put 48 million Americans on food stamps; they have encouraged envy and class warfare; and in the name of the poor hate the rich; in name of our well being and cost maintenance, health czars intrude in our lives; they have subverted the Constitution and the Bill of Rights, specifically Amendment 1, etc.