182nd Anniversary of Battle of the Alamo Remembered

Ceremonies and re-enactments marked today's 182nd anniversary of the Battle of the Alamo, News Radio 1200 WOAI reports.

'Dawn at the Alamo' featured re-enactors playing the roles of Texan and Mexican soldiers in the early morning battle of March 6, 1836.

The Daughters of the Republic of Texas paid homage to the defenders who lost their lives, and Douglass McDonald of the Alamo Trust said he understands why the Alamo is so important to people worldwide.

"I also know that the Alamo is important to those throughout the world who are not citizens of Texans but are citizens of liberty," he said.

Jason Chall, who heads the Alamo Chapter of the Sons of the Republic of Texas said the battle defined Texans for generations to come, from the Texas Brigades which were known in the Civil War for never surrendering, to the Texas heroes of the 20th and 21st centuries, like 'Miracle on the Hudson' pilot Sully Sullenberger, who grew up in Denison.

"Would Sully be able to land that plane if he was born anyplace else, would Chris Kyle be so good a sniper, would Audie Murphy have jumped on that tank had he been born someplace else other than Texas."

There was also a lot of talk about the importance of the ongoing renovations of Alamo Plaza, as people around the world are watching the Alamo as a 'symbol of liberty and freedom.'

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