Posted by: Ron DuBour | March 8, 2019

Knowing your American Heroes~THE ALAMO~by rldubour


 

 

Knowing your American Heroes

THE ALAMO

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The Texas Revolution
The battle of the Alamo.
Between the rebel Texan forces
And the Republic of Mexico.

In San Antonio, Texas
The stage was the Alamo mission.
In Eighteen-hundred-thirty-six.
Santa Anna had one ambition.

During the fight for independence
Knowing their odds were more than grave
The siege lasted for thirteen days.
Survivors were women, children and slaves.

Despite the loss all were heroes
They delayed the Mexican forces.
Time was needed for Sam Houston
And his troops to change courses.

The final assault on March sixth
All one-hundred-and-eighty-nine men.
Fought against sixty-one-hundred
As they attacked again and again.

Santa Anna raised a blood red flag
He fought in the Napoleonic style.
The buglers played El Deguello
The no-mercy call all the while.

The message was perfectly clear
No quarter for the defenders.
A reply from Colonial Travis
“We will never retreat or surrender.”

Around five-thirty that morning
Columns of three to four-hundred men
Reports were under an hour
All defenders were dead within.

All one-hundred-and-eighty-nine
The ultimate price they paid.
For freedom and for liberty
American heroes they portrayed.

Some famous names in history
Defenders of the Alamo
William Travis, James “Jim” Bowie and
David Crockett the records show.

 

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