Thursday, 20 August 2015

San Jacinto Monument

The San Jacinto Monument is just across from the USS Texas
and marks the site of the Battle of Jacinto in 1836. 
 It's considered to be one of the decisive battles in American history
because it's where Texas won independence from Mexico
and eventually became the 28th state in the American union.
 The Monument rises 570 feet above the battleground
and stands as a memorial to the men who fought for 
Texas' independence.
 It is the tallest masonry structure in the world.
The observation deck is 489 feet from the ground,
and from its windows, the USS Texas looks very small.
An added unexpected bonus is that Veterans
are given free entry for themselves and their families.
You can read about the San Jacinto Monument here

1 comment:

Margaret J said...

Next to that huge, impressive monument I spotted a small person!

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