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Battle of Medina Commemorative Ceremony and History Symposium

This free, annual event honors those who died in the bloodiest battle for Texas independence 23 years before the battle of the Alamo. The commemorative ceremony is held under oak trees with re-enactors presenting colors, a Native American prayer, wreath laying ceremonies, and finally, a volley fired using black-powdered rifles by period-dressed re-enactors. The afternoon event includes several university history professors, archaeologists, and archivists giving talks on the battle, the events preceding it, the aftermath, and biographical sketches of those who fought. There is an exhibit hall with all sorts of interesting things to look at and books sold. Lunch is also offered by the local volunteer fire department.

When:

Aug. 17

Where:

Atascosa County "Lonnie Gillespie" Memorial Annex LEMING, Texas

More Information:

Phone: 830-570-3289

Website: atascosacounty.texas.gov

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