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TPWD News Release — April 11, 2019

Battle of San Jacinto Commemorative Ceremony Cancelled

On Saturday, April 20, the San Jacinto Battleground will partner with the Alamo to present a full-day of living history demonstrations and activities to celebrate the 183rd anniversary of the Battle of San Jacinto. Starting at 10 a.m., the Alamo will host living history demonstrations with help from reenactors from the San Jacinto Battleground, giving visitors a look into what life was like in 1836. There will be stations set up throughout the plaza where visitors can learn about the Battle of San Jacinto, the San Jacinto Battlefield and Museum, the life of soldiers during the Texas Revolution, and more.

LA PORTE— Due to continued closure of the San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site, the annual Battle of San Jacinto Commemorative Ceremony has been cancelled. Additionally, due to on-going cleanup efforts, the park will not be open to the public this Easter.

The Battle of San Jacinto Commemorative Ceremony, scheduled for April 21, is an annual event that commemorates the anniversary of the Battle of San Jacinto. The ceremony is held every year on April 21 at the San Jacinto Monument.

“We understand that the community has a long tradition of spending Easter Sunday at San Jacinto Battleground, but due to events this year, we are unable to host those celebrations,” says William Irwin, Superintendent of the San Jacinto State Historic Site Complex. “We are sorry events have interrupted these traditions. We also encourage Texans everywhere to take a moment and remember those that sacrificed in the struggle for Texas Independence, won at San Jacinto.”

The San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site Complex remains closed until further notice after the recent chemical fire in La Porte. While the situation is improving, it’s unsure when conditions will allow the public to safely return.

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