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The "Heroes of the Alamo" Monument
One of the most notable monuments along the Great Walk commemorates the famous Battle of the Alamo. Erected in 1891, the "Heroes of the Alamo" is one of the four earliest monuments that was placed on Capitol grounds. It is made of pink granite and depicts images of battles scenes cast in bronze. Atop the gazebo-like structure is a bronze statue resembling one of the mission's infantry soldiers. Inscribed in the granite pillars are the names of the brave Texans that fought for Texas's independence against Santa Anna's Mexican army. The bravery and heroism of the Texans that died defending the Alamo encouraged other soldiers to fight victoriously in future battles and Texas finally won its independence. "Remember the Alamo!"
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