What do salt, water and white paste have to do with Texas independence? Everything.
This is a sacred time of year for Texans. If you are a child of the 50’s, it’s a cinch that your grade school experience was underscored by the making of a scale model of the Alamo out of salt, water and that white paste. In the making, the goop got all over you, but you were still proud. Your fortress could withstand the onslaught from Santa Anna. You just knew it.
Fly your flag. This is San Jacinto Day. The very day that Gen. Sam Houston’s citizen army attacked and defeated Santa Anna in an 18-minute battle that changed the map of America. The Texican’s hard-fought freedom led to the Mexican-American War resulting in the new states of Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, Nevada, California, Utah along with parts of Colorado,Wyoming, Kansas and Oklahoma. That’s almost one-third of the present-day USA, stretching from Mexico to Canada.
Don't forget, if it weren’t for the Texicans, most of y’all would be speaking Canadian.