When Texans say, "Remember the Alamo," they are serious. Texas State Representative Jerry Zerwas (R-Simonton) has introduced a bill calling on the state of Texas to open negotiations with representatives of the 'United Mexican States' to retrieve the New Orleans Greys flag which was seized by victorious Mexican troops at the Battle of the Alamo.
The flag was that of the First Company of Texas Volunteers and reportedly was carried at the siege and Battle of Bexar and again at the Alamo. It is believed to be the only flag that flew over the Alamo during the 1836 battle. The flag was captured with great fanfare by Santa Anna after the Alamo fell and was taken back to Mexico as a symbol of 'foreign interference in Mexico's affairs.'
The present location of the flag is unknown. In fact, it may have been destroyed or discarded years ago. The odds of Texas retrieving the flag appear to be slim.