Goliad Heroes Day

Posted on Posted in March 2017

Goliad Heroes Day

Following the fall of the Alamo, the Mexican Army, under the command of General Santa Anna, attacked Colonel James W. Fannin’s men at Goliad. Fannin was forced to surrender. On March 27, 1836, 320 prisoners were executed, the largest loss of life in the cause of Texas independence. “Remember Goliad!” became one of the great battle cries at San Jacinto.

In memory of the men who died on that day in 1836, March 27 is remembered at Goliad Heroes Day. DRT members recently joined Scott McMahon, director of the Presidio La Bahia in Goliad, for the Texas Honor Day.

In the picture below, McMahon shows Goliad garrison commander, Captain Phillip Dimmit’s “Bloody Arm” flag as part of his historical presentation. He also spoke about the nine flags that flew over the historic fort including the flag of the first Republic of Texas (1812), the flag of the second Republic of Texas (1821) and the Independence Day flag of 1835.