Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Remembering the Alamo

After 177 years Col. Travis' "victory or death" letter returns back from whence it came.

Crowds brave cold to 'remember the Alamo'
By Scott Huddleston - Express-News

Even before the first rays of daylight met the sky, more than 1,000 visitors and loyal Texans withstood near-freezing temperatures this morning to “remember the Alamo.”

On the 177th anniversary of the battle for Texas independence, this year's Dawn at the Alamo observance seemed to have special meaning, with Lt. Col. William Barret Travis's famed “victory or death” letter sheltered in the shrine, where its 13-day public display runs though 5:30 p.m. Thursday.

Rick Range, an Alamo researcher from North Texas, had attended the ceremony before, but was mindful today of the letter being at the site for the first time it was written in 1836.

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