Easter's Four Most Infamous Words by Donald Cantrell

Easter's Four Most Infamous Words
Donald Cantrell
Luke 23:33

‘‘There they crucified him…’’

I want to propose 3 phrases to you and ask you to think about your reaction to each one of them. 1) Remember the Alamo, 2) The Grassy Knoll, and 3) Waterloo.

In hearing these three phrases I assume your mind begin to process the notoriety of all of these places. In reality the events that occurred with each of these places was many years ago, but they are as infamous as ever and we can readily remind ourselves of what happened at each of these places.

The Battle of the Alamo was the pivotal event that ultimately swayed the Texas Revolution. This thirteen day battle began on February 23 - March 6, 1836. The assault that was invoked upon the Alamo mission for these thirteen days proved to be the demise of the Mexican army. It has been reported that between 182 and 257 Texans died in the battle of the Alamo. History also tells us that around 600 Mexicans died in this notorious battle. The Alamo is the number one tourist attraction in Texas, even today; 80 years later.

The grassy knoll of Dealey Plaza has forever been etched into the mindset of Americans. The grassy knoll has been in the historical debate concerning the assassination of President Kennedy. It seems to be even more famous than the ‘‘Texas Schoolbook Depository’’. On November 22, 1963 President Kennedy was assassinated by Lee Harvey Oswald as he fired shoots at him from this depository. The grassy knoll is probably one of the most popular conspiracy theories in USA history. It has been 53 years and it is still as popular as ever and still debated annually.

The Battle of Waterloo was fought on Sunday June 18, 1815. It was here that Napoleon and his French army was defeated by two other armies. It was on this day that Napoleon decided to annihilate those that opposed him. He had gone into exile and had now led a new and notorious uprising, but Waterloo would prove to be his demise ...

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