San Jacinto Celebrates Veterans Day
No Charge for the Military and their Families All Week
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 – Monday, November 7 through Sunday, November 13, 2011. 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 Making a Mark, Leaving a Legacy, opening November 12. This exhibit looks at the tools that have been used over the centuries to make marks; the people and institutions that have affected change in the region; and the symbols that our predecessors created and passed on to future generations to convey important ideas and concepts.
● 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 the special exhibit, Making a Mark, Leaving a Legacy . There is no admission to view the Museum permanent 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.