The Daughters of the Republic of Texas (DRT) President General, Karen Thompson, and Dr. Sharon Skrobarcek, President of the Alamo Mission Chapter participated in the Battle of Flowers Parade part of Fiesta® San Antonio on Friday, April 27, in San Antonio, Texas. They rode in a horse (“Jake”) drawn carriage decorated with flowers as the route made its way to the Alamo. An estimated crowd of over 350,000 lined the streets of downtown San Antonio to enjoy colorful floats and pagentry in the Battle of Flowers Parade.
The Battle of Flowers Parade was first conceived early in 1891 as a way to remember the memory of the fallen heroes at the Alamo and to commemorate the victory at the Battle of San Jacinto, April 21, 1836, where Texas had gained its independence from Mexico. The year 1891 also holds a special significance to DRT. The organization was founded in 1891. DRT has participated in the Battle of Flowers Parade since 1925.