On Saturday, April 21, thousands of people gathered on the old San Jacinto battleground in La Porte to celebrate the day and a reenactment of the Battle of San Jacinto, the last battle of the Texas Revolution.
The decorations for the day? The Lone Star Flag! The Lone Star flag was everywhere on this day, flying high from every pole. The picture here (click for larger image) is just part of the ring of flags surrounding the entire San Jacinto monument.
The weather was perfect for the gathering crowd, waiting for the start of the battle reenactment. It was so crowded, sometimes it was hard to navigate just to get a good view of what was happening. The reenactment takes place next to the reflecting pool, making a natural stadium for viewing the event.
Over the next few days, I will share many more of the photos I took, along with my narrative of the action. The crowd was so large, it was hard to get clear shots of the action, but that’s important too, since it indicates how much interest there was in the event, 171 years after it occurred.
To share the most pictures, this will be a multi-part series, running for several days, so stay tuned for much more.