March 11 2020 – Amy Longyear
The Alamo is a symbol of Texan independence and pride. Many soldiers’ lives were lost at the historical monument in the struggle to gain independence from Mexico. However, their loss inspired the words “Remember the Alamo,” and ultimately the liberation they so desired.
The battle took place in 1836 and began when 200 volunteer Texan soldiers that occupied the Alamo went under siege by Mexican forces led by General Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna. Although outnumbered, the Texan troops lasted 13 days and inspired Texans to continue their fight even in the Mexican-American war. The battle of the Alamo became a symbol of resistance to oppression and the struggle for independence from Mexico.
“Remember the Alamo” came to light a month after the historic battle, as Samuel Houston led around 800 Texan soldiers against General Santa Anna’s force with the war cry. Houston and his men won the battle, earning their allegiance from Mexico and annexation by the states.
Today, the Alamo is open to the public to revisit and remember the historical impact of the San Antonio mission. It is a source of pride for Texans as they remember the brave soldiers who fought for their land to be a part of the United States.
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