Coming soon to the Alamo: Beer.

The Texas General Land Office currently has plans to allow caterers serve liquor, beer, and wine for events held at Alamo Hall.

Alamo Hall is located outside the historic landmark in San Antonio of Texas Independence and the proposal is opposed by the Daughters of the Republic of Texas.

Karen Thompson told the San Antonio Express News,

We recognize that they can do it, but we oppose it at this time. We don't feel that it shows respect. You wouldn't see alcohol served at Gettysburg or Arlington.”

The daughters say allowing alcohol on by the premises disrespects the site of the 1836 Mexican siege that is a sacred part of Texas lore.

Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson says he doesn't see the proposal an insult. Patterson told, "If veterans of past conflicts can cherish a bottle of wine until the last one living partakes of that bottle in honor of his deceased comrades, I fail to understand how alcohol in and of itself is irreverent or disrespectful."

The change in policy is set to go into effect by July 31.

This story first appeared in the San Antonio Express News.

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