This ‘battle’ has been going on for at least five years at this point, and it is getting beyond stupid.
Fighting for the Alamo means exactly that: preserving the structures that still exist, researching the history, telling its story accurately through means as varied as a museum, reconstruction, and living history, and making sure its story is remembered.
Fighting about the Alamo is about none of that. It’s about personal and group political agendas that often build their power at the Alamo’s expense, without any evident regard for the consequences to the Alamo. Such fighting has already broken one Alamo preservation project and it’s threatening the current one.
Full article, HERE.
The San Antonio Conservation Society and civic leaders seem hell bent on shooting themselves in both feet with their denigration of the Alamo and its history. If the Alamo goes down, San Antonio might as well roll up the sidewalks, because THAT is the draw that brings people to town.
And then there is this… From 2009, at a Texas Tech basketball game. Still one of the purest versions of the Star Spangled Banner I’ve ever heard. The video is lousy, but the girls range from 6 to 8 years old.