Texian soldiers who attacked Santa Anna and his army were the people who said the quote, "Remember the Alamo." The Alamo was once a Spanish mission that was turned into a battleground for Texas independence. Mexican soldiers, led by Santa Anna, outnumbered, attacked, and defeated the Texans and Tejanos who sought refuge in the mission. The quote, "Remember the Alamo" was the war cry of those soldiers who later attacked and defeated Santa Anna.
Construction on the Mission San Antonio de Valero, also known as the Alamo, began in 1724. The missionaries and Native Americans who had converted lived there and worked the land peacefully for seventy years until the Spanish authorities gave the land back to the people. Again, they continued to work the land until the mid 1800s when the Alamo and the San Antonio area would play an important role in the fight for Texas' independence.