“ To the men who died at the Alamo: All Texans a claim both and song and in the story the days of our youth – the days of your glory may they also remember, wherever they go, the man left behind at some far Alamo”
The state of Texas has a long history of military affairs. When it comes to military affairs the 141st infantry Regiment has the title of the oldest militia unit in Texas for the United Stares Army. The 141st infantry Regiment has a long history of military involvement by being able to trace its lineage back to the Texas revolution of 1836. In addition to the Texas revolution the 141st infantry Regiment can trace its involvement back to the Spanish American war of 1898, the Cuban occupation of 1898, the Mexican border service beginning in 1916, World War I in 1918, and World War II from 1941-1945. The 141st infantry division’s military history continues on now as part of the 72nd Birgade Combat Division.
This is historical marker, dedicated to the 141st infantry division, does not do the history of this military division justice. This military division has such an extensive history that we can’t fully see the whole picture of the significance of this division from what is shown on this historical marker. Much like you may have been, I was also very surprised of the extensive military lineage of the oldest militia unit in Texas. What stands out most to me is the infantry units motto, “Remember the Alamo.” What surprised me most about this motto is that it is still said to this day. The history behind this motto is something that is deeply rooted into all Texans.