A few days after the surrender, rather than making them prisoners of war, General Santa Anna executed the men. These hallowed grounds were hauntingly beautiful and the battle that took place here was significant to the history of Texas.
From Fannin, we traveled to Goliad. While I’ve been to this historic community, Debbie had never visited.
I’m unsure of the number of times I’ve visited Goliad, the Presidio-La Bahia, and the Fannin Memorial Monument. I’ll admit to always getting a bit teary eyed when I enter La Bahia and hear the beautifully haunting music played in the church. When the soldiers surrendered on the Fannin Battleground, they expected to be treated as prisoners of war, but instead almost all were killed on these sacred grounds. From this loss came the famous battle cry, “Remember Goliad.”
The Angel of Goliad, Francita Alavez, was a heroine of the Texas Revolution. She interceded when the Mexican army started killing the Texian army and was able to save the lives of a number of the men. Surrounding her statue between the Fannin Memorial Monument and Presidio La-Bahia are tables and benches with the names of some of the military she saved. Because of her efforts, these families exist.
Did you know the remains of those who fought in the Alamo, including Travis, Crockett, and Bowie are entombed at San Fernando Cathedral in San Antonio?
I’ve worked in the travel industry for more than 20 years and I’ve been known to wander all my life. I’ve lived in more than 20 cities and towns and had the opportunity to experience a variety of people and places, introducing me to different cultures and allowing me to make friends along the way. I also majored in English in college. I don’t claim to be an excellent writer, proofreader, or grammar queen. I’m an amateur photographer and enjoy sharing the beauty of places I visit and and where I live.
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