Where it all began

Well, I’m only about two months or so late in posting this, but better late than never.

One hundred and seventy-two years, two months, and about a week ago, the Alamo fell to Mexican General Lòpez de Santa Anna. Of course, the Mexican Army’s brief victory outside of San Antonio was short-lived, as then-General Sam Houston routed the Mexican forces a little over a month later at San Jacinto in just eighteen minutes, securing Texas’ long-sought independence.

Of slightly more recent note, the Daughters of the Republic of Texas–long the caretakers of the Alamo–have initiated a $60 million capital campaign to renovate and improve the Alamo grounds.

If you’re looking for a tax write-off this year, surely there are few more worthy causes to which to donate than the preservation of the Alamo for future generations of Texans.

Thx to Texas on the Potomac and the Daughters of the Republic of Texas