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Sponsors: Reps. Govan, J.E. Smith, Williams and Yow
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Introduced in the House on January 12, 2017
Introduced in the Senate on January 12, 2017
Adopted by the General Assembly on February 28, 2017
Summary: Alamo Day
HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS
Date Body Action Description with journal page number ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1/12/2017 House Introduced, adopted, sent to Senate (House Journal-page 420) 1/12/2017 Senate Introduced (Senate Journal-page 4) 1/12/2017 Senate Referred to Committee on General (Senate Journal-page 4) 2/23/2017 Senate Committee report: Favorable General (Senate Journal-page 19) 2/28/2017 Senate Adopted, returned to House with concurrence (Senate Journal-page 36) 2/28/2017 Scrivener's error corrected
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February 23, 2017
S. Printed 2/23/17--S. [SEC 2/28/17 5:13 PM]
Read the first time January 12, 2017.
To whom was referred a Concurrent Resolution (H. 3457) to declare March 6, 2017, the anniversary of the date of the final siege and fall of the Alamo fortress in San Antonio, Texas, as "Alamo Day", etc., respectfully
That they have duly and carefully considered the same and recommend that the same do pass:
KATRINA F. SHEALY for Committee.
TO DECLARE MARCH 6, 2017, THE ANNIVERSARY OF THE DATE OF THE FINAL SIEGE AND FALL OF THE ALAMO FORTRESS IN SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS, AS "ALAMO DAY" IN SOUTH CAROLINA TO HONOR AND REMEMBER THE SEVEN BRAVE SOUTH CAROLINIANS, INCLUDING WILLIAM BARRET TRAVIS AND JAMES BUTLER BONHAM, WHO DIED IN THIS FIGHT FOR FREEDOM AND INDEPENDENCE.
Whereas, the battle of the Alamo and the siege and final assault on the Alamo in 1836 constitute the most celebrated military engagement in Texas and one of the most celebrated in the history of the United States after Texas later became a state; and
Whereas, the battle was conspicuous for the large number of illustrious personalities among its combatants. These included Tennessee congressman David Crockett, entrepreneur-adventurer James Bowie, and Mexican president Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna; and
Whereas, in addition to these individuals, Saluda County, South Carolina, was the birthplace and childhood home of two other Alamo heroes, William Barret Travis and James Butler Bonham; and
Whereas, Travis was co-commander, along with famed frontiersman James Bowie, of the makeshift fortress when the Mexican army, led by General Santa Anna, arrived in San Antonio in 1836; and
Whereas, though not a leader at the Alamo, James Bonham is considered a heroic figure for having at least once, and perhaps twice, escaped through Mexican lines to seek help; and
Whereas, the members of the General Assembly believe that it would be a fitting tribute to the seven brave South Carolinians who died in the assault on the Alamo, as well as the other brave individuals who died there from other states or areas, if March 6, 2017, was declared "Alamo Day" in their honor. Now, therefore,
Be it resolved by the House of Representatives, the Senate concurring:
That March 6, 2017, the anniversary of the date of the final siege and fall of the Alamo fortress in San Antonio, Texas, be declared as "Alamo Day" in South Carolina to honor and remember the seven brave South Carolinians, including William Barret Travis and James Butler Bonham, who died in this fight for freedom and independence.
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