Today marks the 178th anniversary of William Barrett Travis’ “Victory or Death” letter written from the Alamo. For 13 days, Travis and his men held the Alamo, never retreating nor surrendering, ultimately giving their lives for Texas and the liberty she would offer generations to come. As the primary enters its final days, it’s important we not only remember why we fight for Texas, but also the spirit with which our predecessors so valiantly fought for us.
The Travis Letter
Commandancy of the The Alamo
Bejar, Feby. 24th. 1836
To the People of Texas & All Americans in the World—
Fellow Citizens & compatriots—
I am besieged, by a thousand or more of the Mexicans under Santa Anna — I have sustained a continual Bombardment … continue reading