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Fun Fact Friday: Remember the Alamo


Why is the Alamo such an enduring Texas icon? Perhaps it’s the embodiment of our tenacity and strength as Texans.

The Alamo remains an iconic image to many people around the world, drawing tourists and historians, even fascinating celebrities like musician Phil Collins and Paul Reubens (better known as Pee Wee Herman, and no, there is no basement in the Alamo). The most popular tourist site in Texas, The Alamo has been the subject of numerous books, a Disney miniseries and a John Wayne film.

This July, a decision will be made to designate The Alamo a World Heritage Site by the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). This designation brings international recognition and potentially support for maintaining a site. If chosen, The Alamo would be the first UNESCO World Heritage Site in Texas.

Take a moment today to remember the early Texans and reflect on how their spirit and bravery lives on in each of us today.

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