The monument was erected in celebration of the battle, and bears the names of those known to have fought there on the Texas side. She carefully applied the remover with different-sized brushes in circular motions, not unlike someone brushing their teeth.After repeated applications, the red graffiti faded away.“It’s hurt for life now,” said Rosser, 52. “But the Cenotaph, the experts tell me, is basically falling apart from within … and that essentially the only way to fix it is to relocate it.”Bush then claimed that the only ways to repair the monument would be to “ship it off to a warehouse” or to move it “to an area that’s historically more accurate.”Bush said the Cenotaph’s new location is the one of the sites the Mexican forces that sieged the Alamo in 1836 chose to burn the bodies of Texans killed in the battle.“So the Cenotaph would actually be relocated and moved to where that funeral pyre is, where the revolutionaries’ bodies were burned,” Bush said. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. Then she would look back at the defaced area to check for anything she might have missed.The task was personal for the conservator of 30 years. “Even though I removed it, the damage is done.”Last week, San Antonio Police arrested a 25-year-old man and charged him with graffiti that was sprayed on the sidewalk near Travis Park with red paint. It's a move that is coming with some protest and … To read more from Vincent, This Mega Grocery Chain Is Now Open Later Than Ever Bush says plans for the Alamo, including relocating the Cenotaph, have been the subject of 166 “stakeholder meetings.” Public reaction to moving the Cenotaph has been mixed, at best. J.T. Post was not sent - check your email addresses! The Alamo partnered with the National Park Service to clean the Cenotaph. Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) That didn’t deter someone from spraying slogans on the Cenotaph anyway.. The Alamo Cenotaph, also known as The Spirit of Sacrifice, is a monument in San Antonio, Texas, United States, commemorating the Battle of the Alamo of the Texas Revolution, which was fought at the adjacent Alamo Mission.The monument was erected in celebration of the centenary of the battle, and bears the names of those known to have fought there on the Texas side. Her tools included a variety of small brushes, two gallons of graffiti remover, safety glasses and a toothbrush.The phrases “white supremacy,” “profit over people” and “the ALAMO,” were sprayed on the north side of the 1930s monument to the 189 fallen Alamo defenders.From 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, Rosser worked on a section at a time to remove the graffiti. SAN ANTONIO - Contractors are expected to begin the process of remove the Alamo Cenotaph on Saturday. © Bob Owen, Staff-photographer / San Antonio Express-News She felt better after the park service officers determined that two gallons of a particular remover, one not found in San Antonio, was the solution.“I’m so grateful that they had the perfect product for this project,” Rosser said. Bush said the Cenotaph’s new location is the one of the sites the Mexican forces that sieged the Alamo in 1836 chose to burn the bodies of Texans killed in the battle. Brendan Gibbons is the San Antonio Report's environment and energy reporter. “I just hoped when I showed up at work the next day I didn’t see a spot I missed.”Vincent T. Davis is a reporter in the Greater San Antonio and Bexar County area. © Bob Owen, Staff-photographer / San Antonio Express-News Show full articles without "Continue Reading" button for {0} hours. Nonprofit journalism for an informed community Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush on Thursday defended moving the Alamo Cenotaph in an hour-long call with state Republican party members and activists.“This is the most important restoration project in the country, and, arguably, in the world,” Bush said.Bush for the past few years has been under fire from conservative activists for his role in the $450 million Alamo redevelopment, whose first phase Thursday’s call came as the Texas General Land Office awaits a decision by the Texas Historical Commission on competing cemetery designations for the Alamo and Alamo Plaza. Toward the end of the project, she would turn around and face the post office for 10 minutes, to give her eyes a rest. The job was made more difficult because marble is porous and the monument’s weather-worn marble is old and crumbly.Rosser moved left to right across the defaced area, estimated to be 8 feet long and 4½ feet high. The Alamo Cenotaph, also known as the Spirit of Sacrifice, is a monument commemorating the Battle of the Alamo and was fought at the adjacent, Alamo Mission.

At first Rosser was nervous when the park service officers arrived with various graffiti removal products.They checked the pH level of the surface and started doing tests on a 3-foot square area to determine what would work best.

Other names are misspelled.Bush’s explanations are unlikely to end the opposition. She’s a 9th generation Texan and recently joined the Daughters of the Republic of Texas.“It was very rewarding to remove all of the tagging,” Rosser said. Still, Bush and the city appear determined to move the monument, a gift from the federal government to commemorate the centennial of the 1836 Alamo siege. The task was stressful. No date has yet been scheduled for that decision.In March, 97 percent of Republican primary voters approved an Alamo resolution many saw as a vote against moving the Cenotaph.However, Bush said in the call that the Alamo redevelopment is in no conflict with the ballot language, which states that “Texans should protect and preserve all historical monuments, artifacts, and buildings, such as the Alamo Cenotaph and our beloved Alamo, and should oppose any reimagining of the Alamo site.”Still, many of the callers pressed Bush on why the Cenotaph needs to be moved from where it has sat since its installation.Bush told party members that when he took office in 2015, he received reports that the Alamo Church, Long Barrack, and Cenotaph are “falling apart before our very eyes.”Later that year, the General Land Office and the City of San Antonio, which owns the Cenotaph and Alamo Plaza, began jointly developing the Alamo master plan. That graffiti was discovered on the same day as that on the Cenotaph, but the man was not charged with tagging the monument.The Alamo partnered with the National Park Service to clean the Cenotaph.The task was stressful.