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Saturday, March 2, 2013: Today is the 177th anniversary of Texas’ declaration of independence from Mexico.
Today, on March 2, 1836, Texas’ delegates wrote the Texas Declaration of Independence, officially declaring Texas free from Mexico. Fun fact, it was written overnight. The convention convened on March 1, 1836 at Washington-on-the-Brazos, and presented the declaration for independence on March 2, 1836.
Independence was found with the capture of Santa Anna at the Battle of San Jacinto in April 1836. Santa Anna signed the Treaties of Velasco on May 14, 1836, officially ending the war for independence between Texas and Mexico.
My favorite quote from Davy Crockett, my favorite honorary Texan: “You may all go to hell and I will go to Texas.” Yes, this amazing Tennessee man came to fight and gave his life, with many others, for the independence of Texas at the Battle of the Alamo.
Remember the Alamo. If you’re ever in San Antonio, Texas, I highly recommend visiting the Alamo mission–it is a fantastic museum and story of amazing valor and courage of the men who gave their lives for Texas.
Just FYI, I am totally celebrating Texas in England today. I firmly believe that God blessed Texas. If you haven’t been able to tell yet, I am completely obsessed with Texas and could not be more proud to be Texas born and Texas bred.
May God bless you and keep you all the days of your life and may you know the infinite wisdom and love that He gives us all.
Happy Texas Independence Day, y’all!