Why I “Remember the Alamo!”

Well, like most Texans, I “Remember the Alamo!” because of its significance in Texas history.  I remember those who gave their lives for Texas’ independence.  I “Remember the Alamo!” because it stands as a sacred symbol to all Texans of the cost of freedom.  It was a rallying cry for courage and perseverance in the struggle for independence.  It’s a symbol for a proud state that was once a nation:  the Republic of Texas.  And it’s a unifying reminder in a state that prides itself on the spirit of independence.

But there’s another reason I “Remember the Alamo!,” a more personal one.  You see, in MBC’s family, it has a long tradition of being “code” language.  It’s a special statement that is used by family members to remind each other:  “Remember who you are and whose you are.  Remember that, wherever you go, and whatever you do, you represent our family.  Remember that, in our family, there are expectations and responsibilities.  And remember always that you are loved.”

So for several generations, the phrase “Remember the Alamo!” has been a “secret code” statement in MBC’s family, a quick way for parents to communicate with children…..and the children certainly got the message!  (MBC says she really thinks that her father’s interpretation of the statement was “Death Before Dishonor!’)  MBC’s husband, Vic, still remembers that on his first date with MBC, the entire family reminded her to “Remember the Alamo!”

So, for all of these reasons, I “Remember the Alamo!”  That’s why it’s such an honor for MBC and me to have a book signing for our new book, “Bluebonnet at the Alamo,” on Saturday, October 5, 1-3 p.m………at The Alamo!  We would love to see you there, where MBC will be signing books with her name, and that very special statement:  “Remember the Alamo!”

By the way…..why do YOU “Remember the Alamo?”   Bluebonnet Armadillo