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Old 02-27-2011, 07:22 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
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We are considering attending DAWN at the ALAMO on 3/6/11, but would like to hear from those of you who have gone in previous years.
Is it worth the early, early morning trip downtown?
Thanks!

A pre-dawn ceremony honors the fallen on both sides of the 1836 Battle of the Alamo, which was fought in darkness. It has a very solemn tone, as thirteen candles are lit to remember the 13-day siege. The reconciliation peace prayer, recited in both English and Spanish, honors 189 Texian defenders and about 600 Mexican troops either killed or wounded in the battle. Eyewitness accounts of the battle are read as a flintlock musket volley echoes the sounds of gunfire against the walls. You'll get a good sense of what the soldiers went through as the end came to the defenders. The event is hosted by the San Antonio Living History Association and is free for all to attend.
The Alamo 175th Anniversary | Events
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Old 02-27-2011, 07:59 AM
 
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