It was a perfect day Friday for the celebration of Texas Independence Day and the Birthday of General Sam Houston.
The sun was shining, the birds were singing and a cool breeze wafted across the big crowd at Sam Houston’s grave site.
Director of the Sequoyah Birthplace Museum in Tennessee, Charlie Rhodarmer spoke of the life of Sam Houston . . . .
Rhodarmer placed much emphasis on the influence the American Indian culture had on Sam Houston, as he had spent much time in his youth in their presence.
A number of people received a special “Texas Baptism” by local historian James Patton.
Mr. Patton passed along to the friendly crowd there how revered General Sam Houston was in the City of Huntsville . . .
Several local dignitaries addressed the crowd. Also in attendance were direct descendants of Sam Houston and a third-great-grandson of Davey Crockett. A spokesperson for the Alabama-Coushatta tribe also addressed those gathered.