The historic Alamo Cenotaph was damaged by graffiti this morning. San Antonio police were called early today by someone reporting the vandalism.
The Cenotaph was erected as part of the United States Texas Centennial Commission Celebration in 1936 in conjunction with the President Roosevelt’s Works Progress Administration. The Public Work Administration was originally established following the Great Depression with the goal of providing jobs and financial relief for Americans. After much controversy, heated discussion and disagreement, the Cenotaph was formally accepted by the State Board of Control in 1939. The Cenotaph has been called the “Spirit of Sacrifice,” standing as a monument to the Defenders of the Alamo.
Graffiti was also found on the statue of Alamo defender Toribio Losoya.
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