The Mississippi Press
on November 01, 2012 at 10:18 AM, updated November 01, 2012 at 12:59 PM
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PASCAGOULA, Missississippi — The states of Mississippi and Texas paid honor on Friday, Oct. 26, to the eight Mississippians who gave their lives for the causes of freedom at the historic Alamo battle in 1836.
State Sen. Chris McDaniel took part in the ceremony along with Mississippi resident Reid Guy, event coordinator and co-initiator of the project. McDaniel authored the Senate Concurrent Resolution 623 during the 2012 Session of the Mississippi Legislature supporting the creation of the monument. The project was fully funded through private donations.
Mississippians won’t have to travel to Texas to see the monument. A replica will be presented to Miss. Gov. Phil Bryant for placement at the state capitol in a ceremony to be scheduled. Guy initiated work on the memorial in March, and worked with Alamo Museum educators to coordinate events in Texas. He says that the replica at the state capitol will be a good resource for parents and teachers who want to teach of Mississippi’s place in history.
On March 6, 1836, the Mississippians, along with about 200 other defenders, were killed when the Alamo fell to Mexican army forces led by
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