I had the honor of attending an "invitation only" event this afternoon. As a member of The Woman's Club of San Antonio, I was able to attend the Annual Memorial Service for the Heroes of the Alamo this afternoon at 2:30 pm along with other members of our Club.
I've been to the Alamo many times, always with friends or family wanting to visit when they were here. I always enjoy my visit there and it never fails that I learn something new about the buildings that remain standing or about the battle. I've always been fascinated by the battle and how 189 men could hold off thousands for 12 days before finally being overtaken by them during a pre-dawn assault.
Today, we entered The Alamo and were ushered to our seats. I was able to sit and look around at the inside of the building, remembering things I'd learned on previous tours and things I've learned in reading about the battle. My favorite part of the ceremony was the Roll Call of States and Nations - where the flags of each State of the Union and Country representing the birthplace of each of these men were presented - Alabama, Arkansas, Connecticut, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, Denmark, England, Germany, Ireland, and Wales.
If you live in the San Antonio, TX area and haven't visited The Alamo or haven't been there recently, this is a great weekend to visit and learn a little Texas and American History. There are events scheduled all weekend and it's going to be another beautiful Texas weekend, why not take advantage of it.
Kathy Littlefield (1st VP of The Woman's Club of SA, Hannah Still, FIESTA Teen Queen representing The Woman's Club of San Antonio, and Rose Hoelscher (President of The Woman's Club of San Antonio).