Happy San Jacinto Day!

San Jacinto Monument East of Houston, Texas September 13, 2012

San Jacinto Monument
East of Houston, Texas
September 13, 2012

Today, Tuesday, April 21, 2015 is the 179th anniversary of the Battle of San Jacinto, the eighteen-minute battle that took place back on April 21, 1836 on the marshy plains east of Houston and Pasadena in which an again outnumbered army of dedicated revolutionaries, led by General Sam Houston, defeated General Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna and the Army of Mexico, to free Texas from their sovereign rule.

San Jacinto Battlegrounds A View from the Monument Observation Floor September 13, 2012

San Jacinto Battlegrounds
A View from the Monument Observation Floor
September 13, 2012

This past Saturday, was another fine day of celebration and reenactment at the San Jacinto Battlegrounds, east of Houston – and a real day of history, music, food, and celebration, sponsored by the San Jacinto Museum Association and made possible by a legion of loyal to the bone volunteers and battle reenactors of the brief, but history-altering clash.

http://www.sanjacinto-museum.org/The_Battle/Our_Annual_Reenactment/

If you’ve never attended, come out next year and taste what you have been missing! If you are a regular attendee, come again to share the fun and joy!

Remember Goliad! ~ Remember the Alamo! ~ Remember San Jacinto!

Stay the Course Always – of Working Together to Build a Better Texas for all its citizens!

And keep the Spirit of Texas and all its people as free and responsible for the peace – as we always thirst to be!

(Also, writer, next time remember to check your planned activity facts more closely. My Apologies for missing the date of the celebration in my original version of this too hurried publication. The celebration was this past Saturday – not this coming Saturday, as I first thought and loudly touted here.  – For that grievous error of information, I can only throw myself on my own sword and say again that I am very, very sorry. But that error of fact and human eyesight doesn’t make a difference to what I’ve tried to convey here about the Spirit of Texas and the caring we should all share for Texas and its people. Thanks for you patience and forgiveness.)

Texas Forever Rain or Shine

Texas Forever
Rain or Shine

 

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2 Responses to “Happy San Jacinto Day!”

  1. Neil Miggins Says:

    Bill great article as always. The re-enactment was this past Saturday. Neil

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    • Bill McCurdy Says:

      Thanks, Neil. – “Mea culpas” are in order, Thanks to you, I’ve been able to correct and take responsibility for the error early in the day with corrections and apologies in the column copy.. Wow! Had I only lived back then, I can just see me riding up to General Sam Houston at San Jacinto on April 22, 1836 and exclaiming, “Oh! I’m so sorry, General Houston! I thought the battle was today – not yesterday!”

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