Texas is a state of mind. Texas is an obsession. Above all, Texas is a nation in every sense of the word.- John Steinbeck
Subject: TEXAS INDEPENDENCE DAY - Thanks to Adrian Juarez of San Antonio, TX for forwarding the following immortal quote: "I am besieged with a thousand or more Mexicans under Santa Anna. I have sustained a continual Bombardment and cannonade for 24 hours and have not lost a man. The enemy has demanded surrender at discretion otherwise the garrison is to be put to the sword, if the fort is taken. I have answered the demand with a canon shot and our flag still waves proudly over the wall. I shall never surrender or retreat. Then I call on you in the name of Liberty, of patriotism, of everything dear to the American character, to come to our aid with all dispatch. The enemy is receiving reinforcements daily and 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 and die like a soldier who never forgets what is due his honor and that of his country - VICTORY OR DEATH. - William Barrett Travis, Lt. Col Commander
March 2nd is TEXAS INDEPENDENCE DAY - Brave and honorable men have given all on our behalf. NEVER FORGET!! (Sent from the Grand Lodge of Texas)
Please join Texas in the celebration of our independence from Mexico! - Here is an article titled "The Myth and Meaning of Texas Independence" taken from an outstanding speech by Dr. Stephen L. Hardin, Professor of History at the Victoria College in Victoria, Texas.
Please view this article and consider donating to: The Texian Legacy Association
as well as to:
Save Texas History, home of the illuminating radio series "THIS WEEK IN TEXAS HISTORY"
Please consider visiting San Antonio and see the Alamo Shrine for yourself.
If you are a Mason and will be visiting San Antonio, please contact me via the contact link here or via the Alamo Masonic Lodge #44 AF & AM Website at: http://www.masoniclodgesofsatx.com/alamo44/index.php
May good men everywhere live free...