Texas today celebrated the 150th anniversary of the 18-minute battle that secured its independence from Mexico….with music, fireworks, speeches and a hearty dose of Texas chauvinism. The festivities, held at the site of the 570-foot-tall San Jacinto Monument, commemorated the victory of the Texas army under Gen. Sam Houston over the Mexican army of Gen. Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna on April 21, 1836. Just as the Battle of San Jacinto culminated Texas’s fight for independence, today’s festivities were the high point of a yearlong barrage of events marking Texas’s 150th birthday.
As seen in this video herewith….one of those “yearlong barrage of events” was the halftime show at the 1985 Bluebonnet Bowl Classic game between the Texas Longhorns verses Air Force Academy Falcons…. as a 2000+ strong marching band and participants took place in the largest musical celebration in tribute to Texas’s 150th birthday…..which was really a very impressive performance by the 2000 strong.