It’s our favorite month of the year! Texas History Month! To honor our Texan history, we remember a monumental event that occurred in March almost 200 years ago.
On March 6, 1836 the Mexican army attacked the Alamo in the Battle of the Alamo. 189 men against 4000 Mexican soldiers, the battle was grim. According to this Alamo site, “As the defenders saw it, the Alamo was the key to the defense of Texas, and they were ready to give their lives rather than surrender their position to General Santa Anna. Among the Alamo’s garrison were Jim Bowie, renowned knife fighter, and David Crockett, famed frontiersman and former congressman from Tennessee.”
To this day, many legends abound about the 13-day siege of the former mission. One thing remains, the men inside the Alamo have grown larger than life. For instance, who is best known as the coonskin-cap-wearing “King of the Wild Frontier”? Davy Crockett, of course. Davy was a former U.S. Congressman voted out of office because he supported Indian rights. Tired of the negative attitudes he faced back East, Davy Crockett informed the voters, “You may all go to hell, and I will go to Texas.”
Though we value his love for Texas, today, political correctness and plain ol’ good manners demand that we refrain from repeating Davy’s sentiments. We do, however, welcome all to Texas with open arms!
You can still visit the Alamo today in San Antonio. But whether you can come to Texas or not, you can always have the flavor of the Lone Star State close at hand. When you want to revere a hero, remember the Alamo. And when you want to send the perfect Texas-style gift, remember Texas Treats!