Remember the Alamo!

March 5-6th were very important days in Texas history, as those were the days which led up to the fall of the Alamo,  a pivotal event in the Texas Revolution which would mark the beginning of the end of Mexican rule.

Only 3 days earlier, newly elected delegates from across Texas had met at the Convention of 1836. On March 2, the delegates had declared independence, forming the Republic of Texas.

A mere 7 weeks after the slaughter at the Alamo (followed by the despicable Goliad Massacre just 20 days later), Santa Anna’s army was forced to surrender at San Jacinto, Texas.  The cries of “Remember the Alamo!” and  “Remember Goliad!” spurred the Texas forces to a swift and decisive victory.

We Texans are a feisty, independent bunch, as anyone who has met us (or come up against us) will testify.  The remembrance of the blood of these patriots runs deep in our veins, and their legacy lives on in the descendants of those early pioneers.

God bless you, Texas!

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My Texas heritage comes from my father’s side of the family.  Dad’s great-great grandfather on his mother’s side, Joseph Grigsby, was one of the early settlers of Texas.  Grigsby’s Bluff, the original family homestead, is now the city of Port Neches, Texas.

Joseph Grigsby also helped found the city of Beaumont, Texas; served as the land-grant commissioner for Jefferson County, Texas; and served in the 2nd, 3rd, and 5th Congresses of the newly-formed Republic of Texas before his death.

I am very proud to be the daughter of a descendant of one of the Republic of Texas’ earliest citizens.

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I did this post today, because March 6th is a very important day in the life of THIS Texan (5th generation) – it’s my father’s birthday 😛

About Teresa in Fort Worth, TX

A short, fat, middle-aged, happily-married, mother of 4 daughters. A former high school valedictorian (way back in the Stone Age), a Civil Engineering major in college, a middle-of-the-road Conservative, and a moderate Methodist. I know just enough to get myself in trouble....
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