Thursday, April 16, 2009
After we visited the Riverwalk, we headed back over to the Alamo Plaza where they were kicking off San Antonio's huge yearly event, Fiesta San Antonio. Fiesta began in 1891 as a way to honor the memory of the heroes of the Alamo and the battle of San Jacinto. It has since grown into a Texas sized fiesta that draws 3.5 million visitors, of which 20 percent travel from out of state and from other countries.We attended the Fiesta Fiesta at the Alamo. We picked up a few medals that people collect and trade.Then we headed over to hear the 82nd Airborne All American chorus perform. It was deeply moving to hear these men sing "Proud to be an American" with the Alamo as their backdrop.Viva Fiesta! Living the life in Texas!