Remember The Alamo

It is now over two years since I was in San Antonio, Texas. The surprise about The Alamo is that an entire city is built around it. Whatever the politics of 1836, it is impressive.

The first thing to notice is the place of honour for the flags of the birthplaces of the Alamo defenders.

image The Irish Flag is just to the left as you go thru the front door. Along with Wales, England, Scotland, Denmark, Germany, Switzerland.

Curiously there is no “British” Flag. And no “Norn Iron” Flag…which must disappoint all those Orangemen and their “Ulster Scot” crap.

Even more curiously, the Irishmen at the Alamo would never have seen or even heard of the Flag that Thomas F Meagher did not unveil until 1848.

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