“Remember the Alamo” has long been a Texian rallying cry. But how do we remember? One group remembers monthly with a solemn memorial march at “the Shrine of Texas Liberty.”
Most Texans first learn the story of the Alamo in elementary school. It’s important enough to us that it slides right in there among the reading, writing, and arithmetic. Davy Crockett, William Barrett Travis, and Jim Bowie are household names. They had interesting lives for sure, but their last 13 days immortalized them forever. In standing up for freedom and fighting to the death, these men and the other heroes of the Alamo gave the Texian army time to muster. The Texians would win the decisive battle of San Jacinto a few short weeks later, but this would not have been possible without the Alamo. “Remember the Alamo” was the San Jacinto battle cry.
And so if you’re from Texas, or even if you got here as fast as you could, you’ve probably heard “Remember the Alamo!” How do you remember? One group remembers by a consistent solemn memorial.
The Texas Nationalist Movement believes that it is important that we not only “remember” the legacy of those who fought and died for Texas independence. We believe that their legacy should be properly memorialized and honored. The Alamo, as the “Shrine of Texas Liberty” is one of the most hallowed sites in Texas history and its defenders the most revered. Since 2012, on the 2nd Saturday of every month, members of the Texas Nationalist Movement gather in San Antonio to memorialize the defenders of the Alamo by silently marching to the front of the Alamo and placing a wreath. No matter the weather, they march and they remember.
The event is open to participation by all who wish to honor the memory of those who gave their lives for the cause of a free and independent Texas and follow two simple guidelines.
- The march is completely silent and orderly.
- This is a memorial, not a rally. No signs or banners.
If you want to join in remembering the Alamo in a solemn an honorable way, the next Alamo memorial march is Sep 10, 2022 from 6:30-7:30 pm. For more information or to RSVP, click the link HERE.