“Dawn At The Alamo,” is a SALHA Commemorative Event March 6, 2020, 6:00 to 7:00 AM in Alamo Plaza. The San Antonio Living History Association, in partnership with the Alamo Trust (GLO), presents its annual “Dawn At The Alamo” commemoration ceremony marking the 184th anniversary of the Battle of the Alamo. SALHA invites all Alamo descendant families, Alamo heritage organizations and the visiting public, to attend and “Remember the Alamo!” at 6:00AM each March 6th. The Alamo ancestor names of the descendant families in attendance are read as floral wreaths are placed to honor all who made their supreme sacrifice on that most hallowed ground in Texas. Commemorative candles are then lit and followed by a solemn prayer and bagpiper.
To conclude the commemorative ceremony, Alamo living history reenactors invited from across Texas and the nation, join with SALHA to offer salute volleys in honor of these heroes.
Public: This is a free public event.
SALHA members: Members and other reenactors planning to participate in this event should register at www.salha.org. Close to the event date, return to the website and/or email email@example.com for the latest reenactor event information.
SALHA reenactors are needed from 6:00 to 8:30AM to start each of the marathon races in each of the categories at HemisFair Park and Alamo Street.
San Antonio Living History Association members can show up in period clothing (Texian; Tejano, Soldado; Confederate; Union Military) with period weapons to start the races. SALHA will use a 12-lb. brass howitzer cannon to start the races and reenactors will all fire their weapons at the same time.
NOTE: SALHA and other reenactors planning to participate in this event should email firstname.lastname@example.org for the details of this event.
“This Hallowed Ground: Alamo Plaza” is a historical walking tour from Noon to 1:00 PM. This annual Fiesta event, hosted by the Alamo Chapter of the Sons of the Republic of Texas, features San Antonio Living History Association reenactors, dressed in 1830s clothing, who are assigned historical walking tour stops to help interpret the battle actions that occurred all around the original Alamo compound walls in Alamo Plaza. The walking tour narrator then presents “interviews from the past” where the audiences meet some of the historical men and women who were involved on “both sides of the 1836 Alamo walls.” They learn who they are, how they came to be in San Antonio de Béjar and the Alamo, and what experiences they had to endure during the 13-day siege and battle.
NOTE: SALHA and other reenactors planning to participate in this event should register at www.salha.org. Close to the event date, return to the website and or email email@example.com for the latest reenactor event information.