Today was the day the Alamo fell. A friend of mine writes about it here–he's a good guy, with a good blog, and if you buy a copy of his book he'll buy you a beer.
I'm not from Texas and I was raised by a curmudgeonly history teacher, so for me instead of Heroes Dying for Freedom! there's a good bit of Delusional people dying because they broke their treaty with Mexico to expand slavery into new territory and who'd sign a treaty in which you'd agree to change your religion for a bit of land anyway! I get teary over the Olympics and news stories about plastic surgeons going to third world countries to fix babies with cleft palates; for things like the Alamo, I can't help thinking that things would have gone better if women had been in charge.
Anyway. Today good men died badly and became legend.