remember the Alamo

Remember the Alamo was originally a battle cry where the bitterness of the Texans over the massacres by Mexican forced in San Antonio in 1836 found some sort of expression. The phrase has been attributed to General Sam Houston who used these words to address his men after the massacre and to Colonel Sidney Sherman who fought in the battle of San Jacinto. Remember the Alamo is now an expression about what people say before a big battle which is being fought for a reason.