March 6, 1836. The Alamo fell, all 186 defenders died. They died giving Sam Houston time to build his army. They died giving the women and children time to get out of the way of Santa Anna's juggernaut. They died building a nation.
Best of all, they are still giving the multicultis fits a hundred and seventy-one years later. Those of you who drink, raise a glass to Col. Travis, Jim Bowie, Davy Crocket and the rest, from Juan Abamillo of Texas to Charles Zanco of Denmark. And don't forget John. His last name and birthplace long forgotten, John was a freed black who died free, fighting for freedom in an age of slavery.