Today is Alamo Day. It was 184 years ago, today, that 600 men gave their lives in the name of Texas.
That’s one of the many things that I think sets us native Texans apart from the rest of the United States. Texans believe in freedom. We always have and we always will. Some of us may be conservative and some of us may be liberal but what we have in common is a desire to do it our own way.
I don’t think I’ve ever been as moved as I was during the days immediately after Hurricane Harvey. A lot of people outside of the state seemed to think that Harvey was a disaster of such immense proportions that it would lead to the end of both the state’s reputation for independence and our way of life. So, what did we do? We did what Texans always do. We came together and we helped each other. We did what we could and, when someone came along who could do the job better, we supported them. We appreciated everyone who came down to lend a helping hand and we checked on our neighbors to make sure that they were okay. See, that’s the thing about Texas. We don’t surrender. We fight and we help those who need it and, for that reason, we’re the greatest state in the union.
(In fact, if we had never joined the United States, the Republic Texas would probably be a world superpower right now. Oh well. In the end, it all worked out.)
Anyway. this music video is about the Alamo so it seems appropriate for today!