Denise Zuniga 0

Bring Back the Travis High School Fight song DIXIE

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The William B. Travis Fight Song DIXIE has been changed. Your taking away traditions that generations have shared for years! We are told to have Rebel Pride but that was about the pride we had for ourself and our school!! It had nothing to do with any hate! I believe that “Dixie” is a suitable fight song and that the image of Jack C. Hays is appropriate as he was a local hero. There was not a good side and a bad side in the Civil War, there were just sides and the War is a large part of our heritage. Those wishing to be “politically-correct”, a term that I have come to consider a bane to our society, have to realize that changing things like these will not change historical facts. One of those facts is that Texas was a part of the Confederacy, not the Union during the War. Eliminating traditions such as these will not eliminate any bigotry that exists, educating the people will. They only are an indication of pride, honor, and tradition. They are spirit symbols for a school with great pride and tradition. “Dixie” was written by a northerner, and was originally premiered in New Youk City. President Lincoln requested a Union military band to play “Dixie” in honor of the South. REBEL PRIDE, NEVER's the moto and no matter what, no matter who and even if you try to ban the flag and change the will always remain a fact...Everyone who has graduated or ever attended the high school will attest to this fact


Denise Beier Zuniga, Class of 1980


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