SAN ANTONIO " Maj. Gen. Adolph McQueen Jr., deputy commanding general for support, U.S. Army North (Fifth Army), recites Texas history March 2 during the Texas Independence Day Celebration at the Alamo. The event, conducted by the Daughters of the Republic of Texas Alamo Mission Chapter, honored the men and women who fought and died for Texas Independence. The Texas Declaration of Independence was signed 177 years ago, on March 2, 1836 "This Declaration was unanimously adopted, with no amendments," said Nelson Wolff, who provided the Independence Day address at the ceremony. "They knew why they were there and what they needed to do." Four days later, the Alamo fell.