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Texas Independence Day March 2, 1836
March 2, 2018 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pmFree
Alamo Mission Chapter (AMC), Daughters of the Republic of Texas (DRT), in partnership with The Alamo, will be hosting a Texas Independence Day Celebration at The Alamo. This will also be an SA300 Tricentennial Event as part of San Antonio’s year-long celebration of the 300 year anniversary of the founding of The Alamo as Mission San Antonio de Valero and the founding of the Presidio San Antonio de Bexar to protect it, marking the beginning of our San Antonio community in 1718. The celebration will begin at 12:30 PM CST with entertainment by Fox Tech Mariachi Band, Marching Band and Dance and Pep Squad. The Program will begin at 1:00 PM CST. The AMC Daughters have recognized Texas Independence Day since the chapter’s organization in 1906.
The Honorable Dan Patrick, Lieutenant Governor of Texas, will read the Governor’s proclamation and speak about the history of Texas Independence.
A special tribute to Fox Tech Health and Law Magnet School will be given by Roy Barrera, Sr., Class of 1944, alumnus of Fox Tech Vocational High School. Alamo Mission Chapter DRT has selected Fox Tech Health and Law Magnet School as the Chapter’s 2018 Texas Independence Day honoree. Fox Tech Health and Law Magnet School was selected because of the school’s place in the history of San Antonio, the contribution it has made to the community through its educational programs, and for the school’s advancement of San Antonio’s rich and diverse heritage and culture through Fox Tech’s extra-curricular programs.
Historian Carolina Castillo Crimm, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus, will speak about life on the frontier as experienced by the Presidio settlers and the Canary Islanders in the early years of San Antonio.
Mary Wieser, President of Alamo Mission Chapter, will acknowledge descendants of Texas Declaration of Independence signers. She will also recognize alumni of Fox Tech Health and Law Magnet School. Fox Tech is the oldest public school in the City of San Antonio. The school began in 1879 as a one-teacher facility for all grades, known as Central School or Central Grammar School and High School. In 1886 it became known as School No. 1, until a grade school by that name was completed in 1908, when the secondary school became known as San Antonio High School. The name was changed to Main Avenue High School in 1917, and was later renamed San Antonio Vocational and Technical High School. It was again renamed the Louis W. Fox Vocational and Technical School in 1949, and became Louis W. Fox Vocational and Technical School in 1972.
This event is free and open to the public.