I almost missed posting about this special day, at least to some Texans. March 2 is Texas Independence Day. On this date in 1836, the Texas Declaration of Independence was adopted by the Convention of 1836. While this convention was meeting at Washington-on-the-Brazos, the defenders of the Alamo, including Colonel Travis, Jim Bowie and Davy Crockett, were holding off Santa Anna and his Spanish army. That siege ended at daybreak on March 6, 1836. If you ever get the chance, travel to the Alamo for the annual remembrance ceremony at daybreak. Little J and I went one year and it is still a favorite memory of ours. I haven’t asked Little J if he can still recall the wording of the letter that Colonel Travis wrote, asking for help, but he used to be able to recite it. Asleep at the Wheel recorded a tribute album to the Alamo several years ago and the letter is featured. We played that CD so many times I could even recite the letter.
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