Houstonians celebrate San Jacinto Day

April 21, 2010 4:32:36 PM PDT
Today is San Jacinto Day - a day for Texans to celebrate their independence. Texas army volunteers fired muskets during a special ceremony held Wednesday morning at the San Jacinto Monument. It was on this day back in 1836 that Sam Houston's army defeated the Mexican army in an 18-minute battle.

The San Jacinto Monument honors everyone who fought for Texas' independence. This Saturday, hundreds of military re-enactors will play out the battle at the San Jacinto battleground historic site.