Remember the Alamo

Alamo by ~Gekko-chou
Alamo by ~Gekko-chou

Last week I was at a conference in San Antonio. I had to join the event on Saturday but was not required to take part in any activities on Sunday morning. I thought I would take the opportunity to go for a short walk and see the Alamo. Since there was an IMAX theater on the way, I felt compelled to check out what was playing at the time and noticed that a show about the battle of the Alamo was about to start in a few minutes. Quick change of plans and I was watching the battle on the giant screen. I had no idea that the battle had taken place February 23 – March 6, 1836. I was watching the movie on February 28th – 174 years later.

A two minute walk from the theater and I was standing in front of the shrine. It was an experience of a lifetime. I was humbled to stand there remembering those who had perished.

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  1. It would be great if such events were taught to our children with the emphasis that we are free because of the sacrifices that others make for our freedom. I know that this event was for the freedom of Texas, but we must “Remember the Alamo” and other memorials such as Pearl Harbor, Normandy, and the many battlefields of history soaked with the blood of men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice for freedom.
    May God Bless the memory of their sacrifice and the continued willingness of our troops to be on the front lines of safety and freedom.

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