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The Alamo Cenotaph

“The Spirit of Sacrifice”

 
 
The Alamo Cenotaph image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 29, 2010
1. The Alamo Cenotaph
Inscription.
In memory of the heroes who sacrified
their lives at the Alamo, March 6, 1836,
in the defense of Texas.
“They chose never to surrender nor retreat.
These brave hearts, with flag still
proudly waving, perished in the flames
of immortality that their high sacrifice
might lead to the founding of this Texas.”

Erected by the State of Texas 1936
with funds appropriated by
the federal government
to commemorate one hundred years of
Texas indepedence

“From the fire that burned their bodies,
rose the eternal spirit of sublime heroic
sacrifice, which gave birth to an empire state”

[An honor roll of the defenders is along the base of the memorial]
 
Erected 1936 by State of Texas. (Marker Number 95.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Texas 1936 Centennial Markers and Monuments marker series.
 
Location. 29° 25.569′ N, 98° 29.201′ W. Marker is in San Antonio, Texas, in Bexar County. Marker is at the intersection of Alamo Plaza and Houston Street, on the right when traveling north on Alamo Plaza. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 301 Alamo Plaza, San Antonio TX 78205, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
The Alamo Cenotaph image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 29, 2010
2. The Alamo Cenotaph
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Adina de Zavala (within shouting distance of this marker); The Alamo (within shouting distance of this marker); Spanish Mission and Military Post (within shouting distance of this marker); Mission Mill (and Millstone) (within shouting distance of this marker); The Birthplace of Freemasonry in West Texas (within shouting distance of this marker); Masonic Heroes of the Alamo (within shouting distance of this marker); The Alamo in 1836 (within shouting distance of this marker); Clara Driscoll (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in San Antonio.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Alamo. (Submitted on May 15, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. The Alamo Cenotaph. (Submitted on May 15, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. The Alamo Cenotaph. (Submitted on May 15, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
4. A Proposed Alamo Monument. (Submitted on May 15, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesPatriots & PatriotismWar, Texas Independence
 
The Alamo Cenotaph East Facade image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 29, 2010
3. The Alamo Cenotaph East Facade
The Alamo Cenotaph West Facade image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 29, 2010
4. The Alamo Cenotaph West Facade
The Alamo Cenotaph Bonham Statue image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 29, 2010
5. The Alamo Cenotaph Bonham Statue
The Alamo Cenotaph Bowie Statue image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 29, 2010
6. The Alamo Cenotaph Bowie Statue
The Alamo Cenotaph Crockett Statue image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 29, 2010
7. The Alamo Cenotaph Crockett Statue
The Alamo Cenotaph Travis Statue image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 29, 2010
8. The Alamo Cenotaph Travis Statue
The Alamo Cenotaph Sculpture image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 29, 2010
9. The Alamo Cenotaph Sculpture
The Alamo Cenotaph Flame image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 29, 2010
10. The Alamo Cenotaph Flame
The Alamo Cenotaph Dedication image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 29, 2010
11. The Alamo Cenotaph Dedication
The Alamo Cenotaph Sponsorship image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 29, 2010
12. The Alamo Cenotaph Sponsorship
The Alamo Cenotaph Heroic Sacrifice image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 29, 2010
13. The Alamo Cenotaph Heroic Sacrifice
The Alamo Cenotaph Sculptor image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 29, 2010
14. The Alamo Cenotaph Sculptor
The Alamo Cenotaph Spirit Sculpture image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 29, 2010
15. The Alamo Cenotaph Spirit Sculpture
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 2,267 times since then and 55 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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