Reenactors celebrate 180 years since the Ride for Texas Independence

File - In this March 6, 2013, file photo, Dan Phillips, a member of the San Antonio Living History Association, patrols the Alamo during a pre-dawn memorial ceremony to remember the 1836 Battle of the Alamo and those who fell on both sides, in San Antonio. The Daughters of the Republic of Texas filed suit Monday, March 23, 2015, against the Texas General Land Office for control of more than 30,000 books and artifacts within the historic site’s library. AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)
File - In this March 6, 2013, file photo, Dan Phillips, a member of the San Antonio Living History Association, patrols the Alamo during a pre-dawn memorial ceremony to remember the 1836 Battle of the Alamo and those who fell on both sides, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)

SAN ANTONIO, Texas (KXAN) — Remembering 180 years since the Texas Revolution, reenactors plan to Ride for Texas Independence.

Feb. 24, 1836 is a historic date for Texas history, marking the day William B. Travis, the Alamo commander, wrote his famed letter “Victory or Death.” The famous ride across Texas will be reenacted as Albert Martin rode to spread Travis’ message calling for reinforcements.

The festivities begin with the reenactors dressed in full period outfits writing the letter before the ride, which will stop at the historic site Washington-on-the-Brazos. The event will also feature numerous living history demonstrations of letter writing, printing, and transportation from the 1800’s.

For more information visit the Alamo’s twitter or Facebook page.

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