God Bless Texas

No, not because it is the last time Devin Gibson will play at the Convocation Center, that is important too.

No, Wednesday is monumental because it marks the 175th anniversary of the Texas Declaration of Independence.

Wednesday marks the day when, in 1836, 44 men, Texan and Tejano decided to break from the dictatorship of General Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna.

It was a busy week in Texas this time 175 years ago. 200 men were besieged in the Alamo, which fell on March 6, 1836, 173 years to the day before a man named Larry Coker would be named the first head football coach at the University of Texas at San Antonio.

On April 21, 1836, Texans under Sam Houston defeated the Mexican army at San Jacinto.

It is important to remember that the war of independence in Texas involved Anglos and Texans of Mexican descent.

Before we could enjoy the fruits of freedom, thousands had to give their lives, Texan or not. Wednesday is more than just Texas independence day, It is one more day for us to reflect on what it means to live in “God’s Country.”

So on this Wednesday and every day after, take time to think about the sacrifice that our forefathers had to make so we could live in the land of the free.