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On March 6, 1836 the siege of the Alamo ended with a third attack upon the chapel and grounds.  Many men died trying to fight for Liberty from the tyranny of the Mexican government.    
 
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The Alamo as drawn in 1854.....
 
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The Alamo today.....The Shrine of Texas Liberty.  
 
 
 
 
 
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Did the tour a few years ago... it's amazing how small a structure it really is/was.
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Image of Sketch of Alamo as it
appeared at the Battle of The Alamo on March 6, 1836
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Being a PROUD Texican, I've been to the Alamo a number of times.  I did my first research paper on it.  The Alamo, though a Texas monument, is a symbol of what the American story is all about.  It is a "moment in time" that highlights and displays all the best of America.
Most of the people who fought at the Alamo, weren't even from Texas...
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Originally posted by Kickboxer Kickboxer wrote:

Being a PROUD Texican, I've been to the Alamo a number of times.  I did my first research paper on it.  The Alamo, though a Texas monument, is a symbol of what the American story is all about.  It is a "moment in time" that highlights and displays all the best of America.
Most of the people who fought at the Alamo, weren't even from Texas...
 
Yep. There are plaques inside all over the walls with the names of the men who died there, and where they were from.....no photographs allowed inside the chapel.
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That may be where we make our last stand as well.
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I'd like to get out there for a visit one day...before I croak.
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It feels kind of "eerie" walking around in there, at least to me...

Definitely worth the visit.

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Originally posted by Kickboxer Kickboxer wrote:


Definitely worth the visit.



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I used to go to the 'Lupe river all the time. Lots of fond memories of the parties along the river. The Alamo is a wonderful testament to American resolve. It will not be our final stand, but the first of many hard fought battles that temper the steel of the American Patriot.
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  I got to visit it while doing some work at Brooke Army Med Center.  I was humbled.
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If you get a chance also visit Mission La Bahia at Goliad, Texas. I day trip there a couple of times each summer on motorcycle. The court house square is nice and the deserts in the cafe on the square are yummy. 
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Many Kentuckians and Tennessians died there; the states of my ancestors.
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Originally posted by neilbilly neilbilly wrote:

If you get a chance also visit Mission La Bahia at Goliad, Texas. I day trip there a couple of times each summer on motorcycle. The court house square is nice and the deserts in the cafe on the square are yummy. 
 
 
 
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............I been there............lots of old cannon around the courthouse....
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