San Jacinto Celebrates Veterans Day
No Charge for the Military and their Families All Week
HOUSTON, TX---The San Jacinto Monument, rising 570 feet above the battleground, stands as a memorial to the men who fought for Texas independence. As such, it is fitting for San Jacinto to honor all military personnel in celebration of Veterans Day.
The San Jacinto Museum of History, located at the base of the Monument, will admit active and retired military personnel and their accompanying family members and guests to all its venues free of charge during the week of Veterans Day – Sunday, November 7 through Sunday, November 14, 2010. The Monument is open 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. daily.
This includes FREE ADMISSION to:
● Ride the 489-foot elevator to the top of the Monument and view the land where the Battle of San Jacinto was fought, the Houston Ship Channel and much more.
● View the digital presentation Texas Forever!! The Battle of San Jacinto - which describes life from the earliest Spanish colonies to the day the West was won.
● Tour Reflections of an Exhibit: Cecil Thomson Revealed. Houston and Galveston history comes to life in this collection of photos, artifact and films. The exhibit captures the region’s unique character during a period of change and growth, 1890 to 1953, and gives insight into the life of photographer Thomson.
● Visit the San Jacinto Museum of History. From books to bayonets, swords to sketches, there's something here for everyone.
The men who fought at San Jacinto were citizens of Texas as well as immigrant soldiers ranging in age from 16 to 64. They were born in different nations but were called together to fight for the ideal of a government that would provide representation to its citizens. Irrespective of race, nationality or creed, the soldiers fought to establish a free country whose government would obey the rule of law. The San Jacinto Monument is dedicated to those who fought for Texas’ independence.
Non-military visitors may purchase a Super Combo ticket ($12 adults and $8 children) for admission to the elevator ride, Texas Forever!! and Reflections. There is no admission to view the Museum collections.
The San Jacinto Monument is located on the San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site, just minutes away from downtown Houston. Take Highway 225 east just past Beltway 8 to the Independence Parkway exit. Travel north on Independence Parkway approximately three miles (veer to the left when the road divides.)
For more information about the Battle of San Jacinto and the San Jacinto Museum of History, please visit www.sanjacinto-museum.org or call 281-479-2421.