It was 175 years ago that Davy Crockett, Jim Bowie and Col. William Travis gave their lives at the Alamo, along with a couple hundred more Texians. Nowadays the whole thing is a little more controversial in a place where it's less than politically correct to villainize the Mexicans.
Still, it's a great story in American history, although it's important to point out that these guys were not trying to protect America; they were fighting to form a new republic, while the Mexicans were fighting to preserve one.
Our visits to the Alamo were my favorite memories of last year's trip to San Antonio. Sitting across from the beautiful shrine while we were watching the Fiesta Flambeau parade was really special.
Which proves I'll always be more inclined toward the drama of history, rather than the facts. (And, by the way, Laurence Harvey was a gorgeous Travis!)