Monday, March 2, 2009

Texas is a state of mind....

Texas is a state of mind. Texas is an obsession. Above all, Texas is a
nation in every sense of the word.
- John Steinbeck

Subject: TEXAS INDEPENDENCE DAY - Thanks to Adrian Juarez of San
Antonio, TX for forwarding the following immortal quote:

"I am besieged with a thousand or more Mexicans under Santa Anna. I have
sustained a continual Bombardment and cannonade for 24 hours and have
not lost a man. The enemy has demanded surrender at discretion otherwise
the garrison is to be put to the sword, if the fort is taken. I have
answered the demand with a canon shot and our flag still waves proudly
over the wall. I shall never surrender or retreat. Then I call on you in
the name of Liberty, of patriotism, of everything dear to the American
character, to come to our aid with all dispatch. The enemy is receiving
reinforcements daily and will no doubt increase to three or four
thousand in four or five days. If this call is neglected I am determined
to sustain myself as long as possible and die like a soldier who never
forgets what is due his honor and that of his country - VICTORY OR

- William Barrett Travis, Lt. Col Commander

March 2nd is TEXAS INDEPENDENCE DAY - Brave and honorable men have given
all on our behalf. NEVER FORGET!! (Sent from the Grand Lodge of Texas)

Please join Texas in the celebration of our independence from Mexico!
- Here is an article titled "The Myth and Meaning of Texas
Independence" taken from an outstanding speech by Dr. Stephen L. Hardin,
Professor of History at the Victoria College in Victoria, Texas.

Please view this article and consider donating to:

The Texian Legacy Association

as well as to:

Save Texas History, home of the illuminating radio series "THIS WEEK IN

Please consider visiting San Antonio and see the Alamo Shrine for

If you are a Mason and will be visiting San Antonio, please contact me
via the contact link here or via the Alamo Masonic Lodge #44 AF & AM
Website at:

May good men everywhere experience freedom.
Greg Wright

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