For 3.5 years now This Is Texas Freedom Force has been in a fight against the City of San Antonio (led by District 1 Councilman Roberto Trevino, Mayor Ron Nirenberg) & the GLO led by George P Bush including Alamo CEO Douglas McDonald. See Bush, Trevino, Nirenberg & McDonald wanted to move/remove the Alamo Cenotaph, the empty tomb of our Alamo Defenders, which sits in the exact center of the 1836 Alamo footprint.
The reasons to move this beautiful monument was mostly driven by money, a stepping stone to further their political careers & to rewrite history. Mayor Nirenberg was quoted in 2018 saying “We want to honor both sides” (meaning the tyrannical Mexican Army leader Antonio Lopez De Santa Anna). The Alamo CEO Douglas McDonald has been quoted in 2019 as saying “If the Alamo Defenders weren’t surrounded by the Mexican Army at the Alamo, they would have ran” (like cowards). Smh Councilman Trevino was quoted in 2020 saying several offensive comments like “My dad taught me as a child that the Alamo Defenders were nothing but drunks & they stole the land (Tejas) from Mexico”. He’s also was quoted saying “The 1836 Battle of the Alamo was a myth”. He was also quoted as saying “I want to Reimagine The Alamo to make it more inclusive to all ethnicities & heal the city of San Antonio”. Trevino ignores that fact that many of the names that are written on the Alamo Cenotaph are Tejanos. It wasn’t a bunch of white people fighting again Mexico, there were blacks, whites, Tejanos, Native Americans & other ethnicities that fought at the Battle of the Alamo. The Battle of the Alamo wasn’t fought over race, it was fought for liberty, freedom, our God given rights & Texas.
For 3.5 years This Is Texas Freedom Force (TITFF) attended hundreds of Alamo meetings from Alamo Citizens Advisory Meetings, Alamo Trust Meetings, Alamo City Council Meetings, Alamo Road Show Meetings & more. TITFF meet with countless politicians from city council members, senators, legislators, house members & State Reps trying to win over their support. TITFF coined the hashtag #NotOneInch that was spread across the Internet in Texas, the USA & even other countries. TITFF hosted over 50+ protest, rallies, marches, etc, trying to educate the public of what the GLO & the City of San Antonio had in-store for the Alamo if they got their way. TITFF built a 8ft by 5.6ft double sided three dimensional Alamo that we used as our center piece in parades across Texas handing out fliers telling Texans about the Reimagine The Alamo Plan & how they could help put a stop to the moving of the cenotaph. TITFF lobbied & helped get a plank put on the 2018 Republican Convention which said “Don’t move the Cenotaph”, it was voted on and passed unanimously. TITFF spent thousands of man hours at the Alamo Cenotaph passing out fliers telling Texans what the city & GLO wanted to do to the Alamo Cenotaph. We interviewed hundreds of tourist on their thoughts about moving the cenotaph, all thought it was ridiculous, not 1 person thought it was a good idea. TITFF lead email & phone drives to get the attention of Gov Abbott, LT Gov Dan Patrick, the Texas Historical Commission along with many other politicians for years. TITFF lobbied for & led the push for our Monument Protection Bill in 2017 & 2019 that not only would stop the Cenotaph from being removed, but it protected all historical monuments in Texas that were 40 years old or older. In 2020 TITFF promoted & pushed for Texans to yes on proposition 7 that said “Texans & protect & preserve all historical monuments, artifacts, buildings such as our beloved Alamo Cenotaph the Alamo, and should oppose of any reimagining of the Alamo site. Over 97.5% of conservative Texans voted to leave the Cenotaph Alone & don't move it. #NotOneInch Also in 2020 TITFF had to physically defend the Alamo from rioters & looters. 150 men & women took up arms and held the line in front of the Alamo Chapel as 4,000 BLM & Antifa looters & rioters threatened to burn the Alamo to the ground. This was the 3rd time TITFF had to physically stay over 24 hours at the Alamo, some getting some sleep on break at the foot of the Alamo Cenotaph. We were successful in our defense each time though.
Over the past 3.5 years there’s been a lot of discouraging results, a lot of frustration that the people of Texas where being ignored, and of course a lot of disbelief as verdicts from different committees handed down their verdicts. The San Antonio city council was the first blow the #NotOneInch movement when the councilmen voted 9-2 in favor of moving the cenotaph. The next blow came when the Alamo Citizen Advisory Committee voted to move the Alamo Cenotaph. TITFF President Brandon B & former TITFF Research Director Keri Hillyer were both thrown out of the meeting by Trevino for speaking directly to the committee and telling them they were not listening to the will of Texans. Then the HDRC voted to move the Alamo Cenotaph after hundreds testified to leave the Alamo Cenotaph alone. After each meetings vote the City of San Antonio would gloat & celebrate their win. After years of defeat and injustice handed down by politicians & boards who had been paid off or given sweet deals for their vote, many “patriots” who had stood shoulder to shoulder with us in battle, suddenly lost their appetite to fight for our history or just felt we would never win this battle & gave up. This broke our heart more than anything else, because we are Texans and NEVER SURRENDER NOR RETREAT is the creed a Texan lives by. Many forgot what our own Texas History has taught us, although we might lose a battle here & there, we live to fight another day & the war was far from over. TITFF stayed the course and continued to hold the line. We looked not only to God but Travis, Bowie, Crocket, Seguin & others to guide us in our never surrender nor retreat attitudes. We are Texans and giving up is not in our blood. We continued to fight to protect our beloved Cenotaph & finally our persistence paid off.
NEVER SURRENDER OR RETREAT
On Sept 22, 2020, the Texas Historical Commission listened to Texans speak for over 8 hours. Lt Gov Dan Patrick was the first to speak, he said that the project would dishonor the Alamo Defenders. TITFF Directors, Members, Supporters testified to the THC throughout the day saying the same common phrase....NOT ONE INCH!!! The poll the THC put out the week before the meeting ended up repeating exactly what Texans voted on for Prop 7. Two million Texans voted not to move the cenotaph on prop 7. On the THC’s poll it was over 29,000 Texans voted not to move the cenotaph while only a little over 1,200 people voted to move it. In the end the writing was on the wall, the Texas Historical Commission voted 12-2 to NOT MOVE THE ALAMO CENOTAPH!!! THE WILL OF TEXANS WAS HEARD & THE SPIRIT OF SACRIFICE AKA THE ALAMO CENOTAPH WILL CONTINUE TO STAND 60FT TALL HONORING OUR ALAMO DEFENDERS WHO GAVE IT ALL FOR TEXAS! #Victory
CENOTAPH VICTORY RALLY EVENT MAPS
OCTOBER 24, 2020
2:00PM - 4:30PM
(on the North Side of the Cenotaph on Houston Street
WHAT TO BRING-
*friends & family of all ages (everyone is invited to attend)
*water or something to drink (coolers welcome).
*Texas Flags (no politician flags)
*since we will be shutting down the street & in the street, no dogs please.
*wear your TITFF shirts or any Texas shirt (dress comfortably).
*signs related to the Alamo (#NotOneInch, The Alamo Defenders Matter, We saved the cenotaph, Texans win, Protect Texas History, Save Texas History, etc)
*open carry of rifles, handguns w/LTC, welcomed.
***TITFF has taken permits out to shut down Houston street to accommodate all our guest.
***This Is Texas Freedom Force will have medical and crowd control teams will be present to ensure the safety of all our guest. We will be working closely with SAPD San Antonio Police Department to ensure everything runs smoothly and that we make their job much easier. We (TITFF & Texas Patriots) know how to act in public.
MORE EVENT SPEAKERS WILL BE LISTED SOON.
The ALAMO CENOTAPH VICTORY RALLY #NotOneInch is hosted by This Is Texas Freedom Force.