Alamo cannons sent off with a bang at Texas A&M Rellis Campus

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COLLEGE STATION, Tex. (KBTX) A yearlong Alamo cannon conservation project conducted by Texas A&M University reached its historic conclusion Wednesday morning.

The Corps of Cadets performed a ceremonial transition of the last of seven cannons that were used at the Battle of the Alamo.

"When visitors are standing on that battle ground listening to a living history interpreter explain the origins of the cannon," said Texas Land Commissioner George P Bush. "Their imaginations can transport them back to one of the most pivotal moments in Texas history," he added.

Texas A&M Chancellor John Sharp was proud to be a part Texas A&M and the men and women in the Corpts of Cadets. "(Corpts of Cadets) have the same attitude, I suspect, that the people in the Alamo had and that is life is not worth living without liberty," Sharp said.

The cannons will be transported back to the Alamo in San Antonio where they will be put on display.

Representatives from the Texas General Land Office, the Alamo, the Texas A&M University System, Texas A&M University, Texas A&M's Conservation Research Laboratory (CRL) and the Corps of Cadets delivered remarks about the significance of the Texas A&M-Alamo relationship and shared findings that were made during the restoration process.