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‘Remember the Alamo’ license plate goes on sale

“Remember the Alamo!” will be more than a rallying cry for Texas drivers who opt in for the new Alamo license plate unveiled Thursday.

For every specialty plate bought, $22 of the $30 annual fee will go to the Alamo to pay for preservation and educational programs at the iconic San Antonio mission.

“Not only will this license plate enable Texans across the state to show their pride for the Alamo, the Shrine of Texas Liberty, but it will also provide valuable funds for continuing preservation work and valuable educational resources so that we can continue to teach visitors about the historic events that occurred on this sacred site,” Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush said in a news release. The General Land Office oversees the Alamo complex.

Rep. Lyle Larson of San Antonio wrote the legislation creating the specialty plate commemorating the 1836 battle site.

“There are a lot of folks who take pride in Texas’ heritage, and the Alamo is the cradle of Texas independence,” he said in the news release. “This will give folks the opportunity to embrace that concept when they purchase their license plates and support the restoration of the Alamo for future generations.”

The license plate has an image of the Alamo in white on a blue background on the left side with a cannon in the upper right corner and the words “Remember” in red under the license tag numbers.

To order an Alamo plate go to the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles website.

Tom Uhler: 817-390-7832, @tomuh

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