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    Remember The Alamo

    Today is a very special day for Texas, and hopefully for all Proud, Loyal, True Texans like myself. Today marks the anniversary of the day The Alamo fell, but it also marks a turning point in the fight for Texas' Independence. The phrase "Remember The Alamo" ultimately became a rallying cry, a motto, and an attitude.

    If you care about history, bravery, courage, honor, determination, and the willingness to stand for (and die for) your beliefs, I urge you to learn about The Alamo. I'm humbled and honored to be a part of what I consider the greatest state in the Nation, and I hope you are each as proud of - and as loyal to - your state/city/county/province/country as I am mine.

    * Remember The Alamo *

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_the_Alamo

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    Yeah! This is an incredible and amazing story of courage.

    Also, featuring the infamous Davy Crockett!!!

    Good Alamo Anniversary, Texas!
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    Recently visited the Alamo and the San Antonio area. History galore, though looking at the Alamo, we didn't stand a chance especially with tens of thousands of Mexicans storming the site and what, only hundreds of patriots? I know this may be a stretch but a good friend of mine, from Dallas, once told me that Texans are a lot like New Yorkers....proud, stubborn as hell, and independent! Don't Mess With Texas!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Goldtop View Post
    ...and I hope you are each as proud of - and as loyal to - your state/city/county/province/country as I am mine.!
    I used to feel that way about Colorado. Lately? Not so much. To bad we can't keep the mountains and toss out the politicians. I'll stop there.

    And Jamie... you beat me to it.

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    I volunteered for duty at the Alamo but they sent me home because I was too old.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ]-[ @ n $ 0 |v| a T ! © View Post
    I used to feel that way about Colorado. Lately? Not so much. To bad we can't keep the mountains and toss out the politicians. I'll stop there.
    Change out Colorado for Arizona and you've got my attitude. I got sick of Virginia after 21 years so I moved to Arizona. Now it's been 15 years and there's a lot that I'm fond of but really, the last few years things have gone a different direction.

    My wife's got an interview with Amazon that might take us to the Seattle area. I've been a few times and really love it there. I think my mother in law would never speak to us again if we moved away though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by frankb56 View Post
    Recently visited the Alamo and the San Antonio area. History galore, though looking at the Alamo, we didn't stand a chance especially with tens of thousands of Mexicans storming the site and what, only hundreds of patriots? I know this may be a stretch but a good friend of mine, from Dallas, once told me that Texans are a lot like New Yorkers....proud, stubborn as hell, and independent! Don't Mess With Texas!
    I think you got that backwards. New York'ers try to be like us!

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    I'm convinced there isn't a better place in the world than Chicago... for three months out of the year, too bad about the other nine.

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    Ok, if that makes you happy...you proud, stubborn as hell and independent Texan.
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    I admire the fact that Texas remains a state that the residents are proud of!

    Sadly my home state is past the tipping point and I'll be out of here if I ever get to retire....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rango View Post
    I admire the fact that Texas remains a state that the residents are proud of!
    Well, think about it:

    Before the airplane, when Texans traveled they had to go through Arkansas, Oklahoma, New Mexico or Louisiana. Or Mexico. And they looked around, and thought, "Geez, we are SO much better off than these guys!"

    So after only a few miles, they would turn around and go home, thinking that the rest of America was like these states, and never bothered going anywhere else. This developed into the idea that they were all that.

    PS - my grandfather grew up in Texas.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LSchefman View Post
    Well, think about it:

    Before the airplane, when Texans traveled they had to go through Arkansas, Oklahoma, New Mexico or Louisiana. Or Mexico. And they looked around, and thought, "Geez, we are SO much better off than these guys!"

    So after only a few miles, they would turn around and go home, thinking that the rest of America was like these states, and never bothered going anywhere else. This developed into the idea that they were all that.

    PS - my grandfather grew up in Texas.
    The James McMurtry song "Level Land" comes to mind.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LSchefman View Post
    PS - my grandfather grew up in Texas.

    And my Grandmother.

    REMEMBER THE ALAMO!

    Sounds like a good band name!

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    On this day, we're all Texans.

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