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Courage Applauds Texas Historical Commission Decision to Repair Cenotaph in Place

Published on Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Courage Applauds Texas Historical Commission Decision to Repair Cenotaph in Place

CONTACT: Ryder Billo


SAN ANTONIO (September 23rd, 2020) — Yesterday, The Texas Historical Commission (THC) denied a permit request from the City of San Antonio to relocate “Spirit of Sacrifice,” a 1936 cenotaph honoring Texian and Tejano soldiers who died at the 1836 Battle of the Alamo.

“I did not support the Cenotaph relocation in 2018 and I don’t support it’s relocation today. People come from all over the world to see The Alamo and Alamo Plaza. The Cenotaph stands prominently in its current location and should not distract from the vision of a Master Plan which includes restoration of the Alamo Chapel and the long barracks and the nearby construction of a world-class Museum dedicated to the Alamo and its history. I stand with The Texas Historical Commission and many Texans from across the state and agree that we can still provide that world-class historical experience without moving the Cenotaph,” stated Councilman John Courage, District 9.

See Councilman Courage’s 2018 Opinion Piece on the Cenotaph:

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