As Texas Independence Day (March 2) approaches, the Texas Public Policy Foundation released the second episode in the “Forging Texas” video series, “Season of Defeat.”

“It’s more important than ever that we remember the lives that were lost and sacrifices that were made to win the freedom we enjoy in Texas,” said TPPF Executive Director Kevin Roberts, Ph.D. “In Episode 2 of our ‘Forging Texas’ film series, we tell the disturbing—and true—story of the Goliad massacre. More than 400 brave Texian prisoners of war were killed by Mexican Gen. Santa Anna’s troops, in defiance of the accepted rules of war. But the tyrant didn’t crush a rebellion, as he hoped. Instead, he added fuel to the flame of revolution.”

“Forging Texas” is a compelling look at the lives, causes and passion for freedom that drove Texas and the Texans to independence—and then to greatness. The story of the Texas Revolution is just as relevant in 2021 as it was in 1836.