Texas Independence Day

Last week was busy. I attended the 19th Texas History Forum sponsored by the Daughters of the Republic of Texas on February 23rd and heard some excellent speakers — you can read about them on the Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library. Then on March 1, the meeting of the William Barret Travis Chapter of the Sons of the Republic of Texas featured Kristi Miller Ulrich, Research Scientist Associate, Center for Archaelogical Research in the University of Texas at San Antonio.

A highlight of the week was the Texas Independence Day Celebration at the Alamo on March 2, 2007. The Alamo Mission Chapter of the Daughters of Republic of Texas, the organization that has been the custodian of the Alamo for more than a hundred years, sponsored the event. State Senator Jeff Wentworth delivered the address, Children of the Republic of Texas took part, and flags were presented to ten local schools.

I participated as a member of the William Barret Travis Chapter of the Sons of the Texas Revolution. After the event, we captured the attention of downtown tourists in our regalia, and we’re always glad to bring attention to the history of the Republic of Texas.

Nancy Coppock commented at American Thinker: “Another March 2nd has come and gone with barely a mention of it here in Texas. For those not fluent in Texas history, March 2, 1836 was the date of the Texas Declaration of Independence. Now, granted there were some mentions in the local newspaper and some celebrations throughout the state but overall the date passes largely unnoticed.”

The Sons and the Daughters of the Republic of Texas — and I as a proud Son — want to remind Texans — and anyone who will listen! — of the bravery and fortitude of the Texas founders that led to freedom, and ultimately to statehood.

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