Commemorating Texas Independence Day

Senator John Cornyn
2013-03-05 15:37:30
THE LONESTAR WEEKLY Senator Cornyn�s E-Newsletter The Lonestar Weekly* *Commemorating Texas Independence Day* *Sen. Cornyn marked March 2nd, Texas Independence Day, Tuesday on the Senate floor* [image = cornyn.enews.senate.gov//images/user_images/Texas Independence Day.jpg] [link 1] *Click Here to Watch Video* [link 2] On February the 23, 1846, with his position under siege and out-numbered by nearly 10-to-1 by the forces of Mexican dictator Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna, William Barret Travis penned the letter, �To the People of Texas and All Americans in the World.� As we all know, in the battle that ensued, 189 defenders of the Alamo lost their lives. But they did not die in vain. The Battle of the Alamo bought precious time for the Texas Revolutionaries, allowing Sam Houston to maneuver his army into position for a decisive victory in the Battle of San Jacinto.� With this victory, Texas became a sovereign and independent Republic.� For nine years, the Republic of Texas thrived as an independent nation.� Then in 1845, it agreed to join the United States as the 28th state. Many of the Texas patriots who fought in the revolution went on to serve in the United States Congress and I�m honored to hold the seat once occupied by Sam Houston. More broadly, I�m honored to have the opportunity to serve 26 million Texans because of the sacrifices made by these brave men 177 years ago.� May we always remember their sacrifices and their courage, and may God continue to bless Texas and these United States. News Releases* *March 4: Cornyn: 2.4% from a 19% Increase [link 3] March 1: Cornyn Response to Keystone Environmental Report [link 4] March 1: Cornyn, Blumenthal, Carter, Maloney Introduce Bill to Fight Human Trafficking [link 5] February 28: Cornyn Bill to Fight Nationwide Rape Kit Backlog Passes Congress [link 6] February 28: Cornyn: White House�s Sequester Substitute Raises Deficit [link 7]* *February 27: Floor Speech - Cornyn: 1400 Days Since Senate Democrats Passed a Budget [link 8] February 27: Cornyn Introduces Bill to Prevent Abuse of Endangered Species Act Litigation [link 9] February 26: Cornyn Urges Kerry to Approve Keystone XL Pipeline [link 10]* *February 26:�**Cornyn on Hagel: �Clearly the Wrong Man for the Job� [link 11]* *February 26:�**Putting the Sequester in Perspective [link 12]* � Social Media* Sen. Cornyn regularly updates his profiles with the latest news and developments from around Texas and Capitol Hill. [image = cornyn.enews.senate.gov/images/twitter.gif] [link 13]� [image = cornyn.enews.senate.gov/images/facebook.gif] [link 14]� [image = cornyn.enews.senate.gov/images/youtube.gif] [link 15]� [image = cornyn.enews.senate.gov//images/user_images/Flickr.png] [link 16] Texas Times Column* *February 28: A Moment Bigger Than The Game [link 17] February 20: Texas Treasure Returns to the Alamo [link 18] February 5: Honoring Members of our Greatest Generation [link 19] January 28: Remembering the Crew of the Space Shuttle Columbia [link 20] December 14: Tales of Christmas Past In Texas [link 21] November 20: A Message of Thanksgiving [link 22] September 14: Cowtown On The Open Seas: Commissioning the USS Fort Worth [link 23] August 29: A Texas Town with an Abundance of Books [link 24] August 10: Back To School On The Texas Frontier [link 25] July 27: Don�t Mess With Texans� Hard-Earned Success [link 26] � ��* ��*��*

Commemorating Texas Independence Day
Sen. Cornyn marked March 2nd, Texas Independence Day, Tuesday on the Senate floor

On February the 23, 1846, with his position under siege and out-numbered by nearly 10-to-1 by the forces of Mexican dictator Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna, William Barret Travis penned the letter, �To the People of Texas and All Americans in the World.�

As we all know, in the battle that ensued, 189 defenders of the Alamo lost their lives. But they did not die in vain.

The Battle of the Alamo bought precious time for the Texas Revolutionaries, allowing Sam Houston to maneuver his army into position for a decisive victory in the Battle of San Jacinto.  With this victory, Texas became a sovereign and independent Republic.  For nine years, the Republic of Texas thrived as an independent nation.  Then in 1845, it agreed to join the United States as the 28th state.

Many of the Texas patriots who fought in the revolution went on to serve in the United States Congress and I�m honored to hold the seat once occupied by Sam Houston. More broadly, I�m honored to have the opportunity to serve 26 million Texans because of the sacrifices made by these brave men 177 years ago. 

May we always remember their sacrifices and their courage, and may God continue to bless Texas and these United States.

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