CONTACT: Landry Stafford
SAN ANTONIO (September 23, 2020) – Yesterday, the Texas Historical Commission voted 12-2, with one abstention, denying a request by the City of San Antonio to relocate the Cenotaph. The following statement was released in response to yesterday’s vote:
“I am pleased with the decision made by the Texas Historical Commission yesterday. The Cenotaph is an integral component of Alamo Plaza and should remain where it stands – on the center of the battlefield where Texas heroes died defending the Alamo. We have heard from people from all over who have vehemently opposed moving the Cenotaph from its current location, and I am glad that their pleas were heard and respected by the Texas Historical Commission. This, too, will be a day that is remembered in Texas history.
The plan should focus on protecting the Chapel and Long Barracks, ensuring future generations can view and be a part of our Cradle of Liberty as it has been since 1836. Like everyone involved with this project over the course of the last several years, I want to see this project excel and plan to continue working to ensure that the outcome is one that respects and honors the Battle of the Alamo and the more than 300-year history of our city.”