TEXAS NEVER FORGETS – April 21, 2008
April 21st is Texas’ San Jacinto Day.
This battle clinched the independence of Texas from Mexico in 1836 and led to the Republic of Texas, and eventually a new, very large and bountiful state in the U.S. The whole country has benefited greatly from the bravery and determination of 900 Texans against 1400 to 1500 Mexicans well armed and well rested. 630 Mexicans were killed. 700 were allowed to surrender and their general, Santa Anna was captured. It was an amazing victory for Texans under the leadership of General Sam Houston who lay wounded under a big oak tree by the water.
The whole country should take a moment to remember this event. There is a re-enactment every year on the Saturday near the 21st of April. This year it is April 26 at the San Jacinto monument on the battleground. It’s very worth the short trip out there for the battle reenactment, the festival and the education. The soldiers have set up camp and are available for questions and demonstrations after the battle.
REMEMBER THE ALAMO, GOLIAD AND THE BATTLE OF SAN JACINTO whether you are from Texas or not.