Friday, November 10, 2017 – No Snark; Just A Thankful Salute to the Veterans.
From the Halls of Montezuma…
It is the opening line of The Marine’s Hymn. It comes from the Battle of Chapultepec during the United States Mexican War. As we Texans sometimes refer to it as “the war when the United States really got Texas.”
On September 13, 1847 in an effort to disrupt the Mexican Army, General Winfield Scott ordered his troops (the Marines) to storm the palace of the capital city of Mexico. The palace was called “The Halls of Montezuma.” After two days of battle, the Marines were given the honor to raise the Stars and Stripes declaring victory. The rest, as they say, is history. (History Nerd, Humor)
The most recent addition to Veterans Park in College Station is the sculpture of a Marine scaling the wall of The Halls of Montezuma. The work was done by the talented artist, J. Payne Lara of Navasota, Texas. The detail of his work is incredible. See the tear on the Marine’s left leg?
Today we thank every person who took the oath, wore the uniform and sacrificed for our freedoms.
So from The Halls of Montezuma to wherever you are today, we appreciate you, Veterans and the differences you make in making the world a free and safe place.