The Texas Memorial Illumination at San Jacinto

Nov 13 2021 - 6:00pm to 11:45pm

San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site


silhouette of a cannon at night surrounded by lights

On Saturday, November 13, 2021, from 6:00 p.m. to midnight, the first annual Texas Memorial Illumination at San Jacinto will take place to commemorate the sacrifice of the over 21,500 Texans who have given their lives in armed conflict. Volunteer groups are being sought to participate by placing, lighting, and picking up 21,500 candles on the San Jacinto Battlefield to visually depict what President Abraham Lincoln called “the last full measure of devotion.” The San Jacinto Battlefield represents both liberty and the price required to maintain it, and this visually arresting event will serve as a way to educate current and future generations about the sacrifices made by our ancestors for our benefit. Find out more about the event or volunteer, or call Gina Manlove at 713.376.6281.