During the Texas Revolution, the lovely Mexican town of San Antonio – the regional center of government, arts, and culture– became an urban battlefield.
A lesser-known – yet vitally important – second battle occurred when a Texan woman locked herself inside the Alamo – to save the iconic building from the wrecking ball! Thanks to the bold actions of Adina de Zavala and Clara Driscoll, members of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas, we are able – in the famous words of Gen. Sam Houston – to “remember the Alamo!”
Today the Alamo is one of the most popular visitor attractions in Texas. Millions of people come to learn about the Alamo defenders, who lost the battle but became immortal in death; a symbol of sacrifice and ultimate courage against tyranny.