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Annual Pilgrimage to the Alamo

Every year since 1925 the Alamo Mission Chapter of the Daughters for the Republic of Texas has staged the annual Pilgrimage to the Alamo. This is a memorial tribute to the Alamo Heroes and the heritage of Texas. A solemn wreath bearing procession departs from the Vietnam Memorial and walks silently to the Alamo. Simultaneously, the names of the Alamo defenders are intoned from inside the Alamo walls. Following the procession and placing of the wreaths on the Alamo greensward, a brief memorial service takes place. The Fiesta Military Coordinator delivers the address and the sounding of Taps ends the ceremony.

During the ceremony, it is our honor to remember one of Norwich's most distinguished alumni. Captain Albert Martin, a graduate of the American Literary, Scientific, and Military Academy, served valiantly at the Alamo and ultimately died in battle. To this day, he is remembered by the alumni of Norwich University as her first war hero.

Date: Monday, April 22, 2019
Time: 3:30 p.m.

Location: Meet near Municipal Auditorium - 100 Auditorium Circle, San Antonio, TX
Look for the Norwich maroon wreath with sunflowers. After gathering, we will proceed to Alamo park for the walk.

Parking: The Menger Hotel is located in the same area where the parade ends, so we recommend you park at the hotel or River Center Mall Parking Garage.

**After the parade, join us at the Menger Hotel for drinks and to celebrate Norwich's 200th birthday!  Click here to register for the Bicentennial Birthday Tour: San Antonio and see the full schedule for dinner. 

Nancy Kinder

Primary Contact
Nancy Kinder M'04
Club Officer
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Dawn RobinsonPrimary Contact
Dawn Robinson '99
Club Volunteer
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Derek ZamagniPrimary Contact
Derek Zamagni '92
Club Officer
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