According to my records San Jacinto Day is the first morning commentary I ever wrote for Pratt on Texas. How appropriate it is that my morning update began running on Texas victory day.
Here again, are the wonderful words of Kate Scurry Terrell:
“………waving his hat and shouting “San Jacinto! San Jacinto! The Mexicans are whipped and Santa Anna a prisoner.”
The scene that followed was beyond description. People embraced, laughed and wept and prayed, all in one breath.
As the moon rose over the vast flower-decked prairie, the soft southern wind carried peace to tired hearts and grateful slumber.
As battles go, San Jacinto was but a skirmish; but with what mighty consequences!
The lives and the liberty of a few hundred pioneers at stake and an empire won!
Look to it, you Texans of today, with happy homes, amid fields of smiling plenty, that the blood of the Alamo, Goliad, and San Jacinto sealed forever:
Texas, one and indivisible!
–Ms. Kate Scurry Terrell describing the scene among refugee families on the Sabine River.
Yes, today is San Jacinto Day and we should all celebrate Texas and the great men who risked everything fighting for the Rule of Law, republican government, and human Liberty!
Let’s hold our elected officials to account for their current support of Liberty too.