David Crockett died in the Alamo and is a true Texas hero. He never made it to Granbury. But his wife, Elizabeth did. In fact she inherited land just east of Granbury and built her home there after David’s death. When Elizabeth died she was buried in the Acton Cemetery. Her grave site has become a Texas Park – the smallest in Texas. During the Texas Independence Day Celebration we honor Elizabeth Crockett and her ancestors for the work they have done to settle Texas.
On Monday, March 2, 2016 at 1:00 PM there will be a ceremony at the Acton Cemetery at Elizabeth’s grave site. There will be a prayer, the pledge to the Texas flag, recognition of Crockett ancestors, an historical presentation about the Crocketts, placement of 13 yellow roses (one for each day the Alamo was under siege) on her grave monument by Lt. Col. William B. Travis (aka Cullen Crisp) and music by Ridge Roberts, our own local son who is eleven years old AND a state fiddling champion.
Program for March 2, 2015
12:30 Elizabeth Crockett Memorial Ceremony – Acton Cemetery
- Welcome, Prayer – Rev Glenn Ward
- Recognition of attending Crockett Family members – Sylvia Hickey
- Memorial for Ken Hendricks – Sons of Confederates
- Historical Presentations – Brandy Herr
- David Crockett comments – Rich Merrill
- Amazing Grace – Fiddlin’ Ridge Roberts
- Placement of 13 Yellow Roses – Cullen Crisp
- Color Guard-Black Powder Musket Volley, Cannon Fire, Benediction
- Closing Remarks – Sylvia Hickey
- Closing Prayer – Rev Glenn Ward
All information is subject to change.