Sam Houston defeated the Mexican Army and captured Santa Anna at San Jacinto on this day back in 1836 and thus, freed Texas from Mexican rule. I have been to the location of the battle where a rag-tag group of Texan volunteers took on Santa Anna's well armed and trained army:
Today, there is very impressive monument at the site:
At the very top is the Texas "Lone Star":
Near the monument is the Battleship Texas which fought in both World War I and World War II. Two symbols of Texas freedom:
I found this picture showing the space shuttle Endeavour flying over the San Jacinto monument. A little old with a little new. But in reality, the shuttle is now a part of history, too.
If you are ever in the area, stop and see the monument and the battle ship.
It has been such fantastic weather here lately and it seems to be continuing. I sure am enjoying it and I sure hope you all enjoy your day today, you hear?