Bragging about heroes of history – the Alamo vs. Paul Revere – The Texan argues with the Bostonian – who was the greater hero, the men from the Alamo, or Paul Revere?
A Bostonian visited San Antonio and asked a native, ‘What is that dilapidated-looking ruin over there?’
The proud Texan replied, ‘That is the Alamo. In that building, 136 Texans held off an army of 15,000 of Santa Anna’s regulars for four days.’
‘Mm-hmm. And who was that man on horseback on that hill over there?’ asked the man from Boston.
‘That is a statue of a Texas Ranger. He killed 46 Apaches in singlehanded combat and broke up 27 riots in his lifetime … Where are you from, stranger?’ asked the Texan.
‘I’m from Boston. We have our heroes there, too. Paul Revere, for instance –‘ started the man from Boston.
‘Paul Revere!’ snorted the Texan. ‘Wasn’t he the one that had to ride for help?’