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Posted on Mar 6, 2011 in History News

Remember the Alamo – 175th Anniversary

Gerald D. Swick

Remember the Alamo! That ringing cry is known ’round the world. Go to any country, mention Texas, and someone will likely say something about the Alamo, an abandoned Catholic mission outside the town of San Antonio de Bexar that won fame during Texas revolution against the Mexican government under Santa Anna. A small band of defenders defied a much larger army led by Santa Anna from February 23 until they were overwhelmed on the morning of March 6, 1836. The 13 days of defiance gave other Texan revolutionaries time to organize into an army that would decisively defeat Santa Anna’s troops on April 21 near where Buffalo Bayou flowed into the San Jacinto River.

March 6, 2011, marks the 175th anniversary of the fall of the Alamo. On March 5, a living history program was held at San Antonio in commemoration of the event, Click here to see photos of the event from the San Antonio Express-News.


Other events honoring what is sometimes called The Glorious Texas Revolution and Great Runaway Scrape will be held leading up the the 175th observance of the Battle of San Jacinto. Click here for a list of Texas events.

For more information on the Alamo, click on this link to the Texas State Library and Archives. To learn about the Texas Revolution, use this link to The Handbook of Texas Online.