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  • CrazyTrain
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  • eteach01
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    Pop, pop, pop! Bom, bom, bom! throughout the day. No time for memorandums now. Go ahead! Liberty and Independence forever.
    • Last diary entry Davy Crockett, (5 March 1836)

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  • CrazyTrain
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    Bejar, Feby. 24th. 1836

    To the People of Texas & All Americans in the World—

    Fellow Citizens & compatriots—

    I am besieged, by a thousand or more of the Mexicans under Santa Anna — I have sustained a continual Bombardment & cannonade for 24 hours & have not lost a man — The enemy has demanded a surrender at discretion, otherwise, the garrison are to be put to the sword, if the fort is taken — I have answered the demand with a cannon shot, & our flag still waves proudly from the walls — I shall never surrender or retreat. Then, I call on you in the name of Liberty, of patriotism & everything dear to the American character, to come to our aid, with all dispatch — The enemy is receiving reinforcements daily & will no doubt increase to three or four thousand in four or five days. If this call is neglected, I am determined to sustain myself as long as possible & die like a soldier who never forgets what is due to his own honor & that of his country — Victory or Death.

    William Barrett Travis.

    Lt. Col. comdt.



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  • DWC
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    .... Also on that date .... March the sixth ... Bob Wills and I were both born ........ =^>

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  • CrazyTrain
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    ... the Alamo fell



    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CfKhsGFzG9w

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  • eteach01
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    Winter Solstice 2015

    Time for all you Celts to get naked around the bonfire! (Just wait a minute so I can spoon out my eyeballs first)

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  • DWC
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    You beat me to it Chris ..
    But I'm Glad you did ... A Continuing remembrance thread .. very fitting.

    May they rest in piece ........

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    Remember
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  • johnnyvee
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    Chris, GREAT picture of the VE DAY surender. WWII vets did nothing but save the world. Not many of them left. My dad along with 7 of my uncles served in in WWII.

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  • eteach01
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    Victory Europe Day -1

    Slower time I guess, took a whole day back then for news to travel...

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  • YYCZED
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    This was pretty important:

    http://io9.com/how-the-sinking-of-th...y-n-1702800197

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  • eteach01
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    4/22/1509 Henry VIII became king of England following the death of his father, Henry VII.

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  • eteach01
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    Pony Express, 155th anniversary today.

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  • builder309
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    While watching the play, "Our American Cousin" at Ford's Theater, Abraham Lincoln was assassinated. 150 years ago, today.

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