Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Battleship Texas ==> Today in Texas History #txhx cc: @Texas_BB35 @USNavy

During World War II today in 1945, the BattleshipTexas supported the landings for the battle of Okinawa.

The Battleship Texas is the first permanent US battleship museum ship and the only to serve in both World Wars. We are in danger of losing her and need the publics help to keep this living memorial alive!

There's even a Commemorative Battleship "Texas" Colt 45 pistol available for purchase to raise funds.

Can you help Save the USS Texas?

Go to www.battleshiptexas.org to learn more.

A Message from Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz , USN

Welcome aboard the Texas! Here in the shadow of the great monument to the heroes of San Jacinto, you are standing today on the decks of a great fighting ship -- the battleship which bears the name of the state whose independence was secured on these hollowed grounds.

By demonstrating the fighting spirit of Texas to our enemies in two world wars, this gallant ship has proved worthy of her name. Neither the Germans at Normandy, nor the Japanese at Okinawa, will ever forget the weight of the guns, nor the courage of the crew of Texas.

Texans are proud of the privilege of providing a snug harbor for the old "T", and preserving her as another symbol of Texas greatness. it is particularly fitting that her final resting place be adjacent to these historic battlegrounds where so much of the Lone Star state tradition was born.

As Admiral of the Texas Navy, I am proud to have the USS Texas under my command.

Chester W. Nimitz


2 comments:

  1. Here is another four March 26: Texas Primary Suffrage Act signed by Governor William P. Hobby allowing women top vote in Texas. See https://www.tsl.state.tx.us/exhibits/suffrage/victory/page2.html

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  2. Thanks for sharing, Ed! Happy Good Friday to you. :)

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