Thursday, April 21, 2011

San Jacinto Day

San Jacinto Day celebration marks 176th anniversary of famous battle: "As significant battles go, the size of the armies involved in the decisive engagement that led to Texas becoming a nation 175 years ago this week was relatively modest.

Even more compelling was the duration of the fighting at San Jacinto -- just 18 minutes.

But in true Texas fashion, the monument that commemorates the battle is 536 feet tall -- the world's tallest war memorial.

To some historians, the encounter April 21, 1836, between the ragtag 900-man Texian army and the more formally trained 1,300-man Mexican army is a metaphor for the Lone Star State.

'We'll make something big out of something small,' says Larry Spasic, president of the San Jacinto Museum of History Association, peering through a narrow rectangular window near the top of the San Jacinto Monument, which marks the battlefield."

2 comments:

  1. Gerard12:44 PM

    We'll make something big out of something small

    Yeah, but the Mexican Army was completely and decisively clobbered.

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  2. Remember the Alamo! Remember Goliad!

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