The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 45, July 1941 - April, 1942 Page: 363
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five years. By that time it should be well established. It would
be a fine thing if a group of five or ten Texans would sponsor
the movement and underwrite the printer's cost for that time.
By then there should be at least two hundred chapters with an
average of twenty-five members each, a total of five thousand
young people engaged in collecting and preserving the history
and traditions of Texas.
The Junior Historian movement has spread beyond Texas.
Chapter 41 was organized at the New Mexico Military Institute,
Roswell, New Mexico. The school sponsor is Captain Charles F.
Ward, and the lay sponsors are Major Maurice G. Fulton and
Captain Paul Horgan. All of these men are recognized historians.
The following brief address was delivered by Dr. P. I. Nixon,
Vice-President of the Association, on behalf of the entire mem-
bership upon the occasion of his presenting a parchment copy
of Lynn Eliot's poem, "The Sixth of March," to the Alamo on
the one hundred and sixth anniversary of its fall:
March 6, 1942
The heroism and the hardihood of the men who sac-
rificed their lives here at the Alamo has been applauded
in song and story for 106 years. There has been only
one perfect sacrifice. The men of Travis and Bowie
came as near to perfection in their selfless sacrifice as
any group of men has ever done, before or since. They
made the complete sacrifice. Their example has been
an inspiration to all Texans and all Americans in times
of stress, and even now in far-away Bataan Peninsula
it is a source of courage to our matchless MacArthur
and his little band of indomitables.
Natural it was then that men and women should set
out to set down the ideals, the spirit and the achieve-
ments of these men of the Alamo. Some have suc-
ceeded better than others. All have added something
to the story that never grows old with the telling and
all must have been convinced that words are inadequate
as mediums of expression of the deepmost sentiments
of their hearts.
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