Posted by Champ on March 04, 1999 at 13:00:26:
In Reply to: Re: The Alamo posted by Rich on March 04, 1999 at 04:25:48:
: Interesting, Champ. To have ancestors who stood their ground within those crumbling walls against overwhelming odds is something to be proud of!
: We should do the same this March 6. It's one of those things that should make us feel proud to be who we are. The least these men deserve is a moment of reflection. A moment to consider what great inner strength it must have taken to know you were going to die with a steel bayonet in your gut, and yet choose to stand in defiance for the cause you believed in.
: One can argue the rights & wrongs of the Texas War For Independence ... certainly there are 2 sides to the story ... one cannot deny these men their bravery!
: It's a theme frequently visited in "The Last Of The Mohicans" ... one of the many reasons I love the film ...
thanks for your comments above. Yes, I am very proud of them, was made to feel like an honored guest by the librarians at the DRT library there when I visited to do more research on my cousins!
You are right, the defenders all had various reasons for being there, but when it came to the choice of run or stand & die, they showed a bravery & commitment to an idea/cause that I hope, if I'm ever faced with, could face in the same way!
May they always be honored & remembered...
Remember the Alamo!
Pat, have you been to the Long Barracks museum there?
They have some items there that belonged to Sam Houston, including the sword he carried at San Jacinto!
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