Wow Wade, thanks for the information. This really looks like a major project whihc I hope will get completed. I think adding surrounding walls will give first time visitors a great idea of how the Alamo actually looked.
"I'll leave this rule for when I'm dead-- be always sure you're right, then go ahead."-David Crockett
Post by neferetus on Sept 21, 2007 14:04:30 GMT -5
The latest from Gary Foreman, via Bill Chemerka...
A forwarded message from Gary Foreman:
Here we go...the Alamo Plaza letter writing campaign has begun. And here is how it works: The purpose of your letter is to give the Hon. Phil Hardberger, Mayor of San Antonio, an idea of how valuable Alamo Plaza is to all Texans and people around the world. Simply, this is your opportunity to state your disappointment with the Plaza and how it doesn't communicate the importance and deserved reverence of a famous historic site. We suggest you keep it short and direct.
Just address your letter to: Honorable Phil Hardberger, Mayor of San Antonio, Texas
Make your statement about the Plaza and describe your disappointment/disgust/letdown. Share your suggestions on how it needs better interpretation, signage, and delineation. We advise everyone not to direct any of your comments towards the Alamo grounds or DRT. This is about the other 70% of the Alamo compound. Again, be direct, honest, and sincere. Add some personal information--your vocation, place of origin, your interest in historic sites, etc.
Sign the letter with your full name and be sure your street address and email address is included. This will help verify the authenticity of your letter in case there is a follow-up by city or state officials.
Sending your letter is easy and no postage is required. You can email your letter as an attachment to: email@example.com Reference (Re:) Alamo Plaza in the subject header. Or you can fax your letter to: 219/477-5487.
Please share this with any and all individuals who have ever stepped into Alamo Plaza and asked that universal question--- "Is that all there is?" We already know that hundreds of people are ready to jump into this effort and they, in turn, will get many others to join them. We are expecting a tremendous volume, so act quickly and decisively. It is time for all of us to reclaim this Sacred Ground. Thank you.
As much as I would Like to the ALAMO Plaza restored I am convenced it will never happen.All of the bussness's along Alamo Plaza would have to be moved and this will never happen because they all have a vested interest in the plaza and it would cost the city way too much see the project through...I am afraid your vision is little more than a pipedream.