178 years later, Texas remembers the Alamo
POSTED: Monday, February 24, 2014 - 6:01pm
UPDATED: Tuesday, February 25, 2014 - 5:51pm
Tyler, Tx (KETK) — The Battle of the Alamo was a key event in the Texas Revolution, and 178 years later we are enjoying our independence thanks to those who fought during that 13-day siege.
KETK spoke with Susie Brown from the Tyler Public Library, who said, "It was more of a battle of tyranny against liberty". In 1836 under Mexican rule, Texas declared freedom. Four days later, Mexican troops launched an assault against the Alamo. Within two weeks, all the Texians were killed. Brown said, "They broke down the walls, they entered the Alamo, and Santa Anna's directive was to not have any survivors whatsoever. To kill everybody". Seeking revenge, Texians defeated the Mexican army only a few months later at the battle of San Jacinto. Brown said, "The cry at that battle was 'Remember the Alamo'. That's where Santa Anna was captured".
So more than a century later, we all remember the Alamo; the brave men who stood their ground knowing they would probably die, but stayed to fight for Texas freedom.