From 1836 to 1838, the Texas Flag was known as “The National Standard Of Texas.” It was a flag, azure blue in color with a gold, 5 pointed star in the center. The flag flew over The Republic of Texas.
In 1839, a new flag was adopted, and when Texas was admitted to the Union in 1845, the flag followed along. The flag of The Republic of Texas was adopted as the State Flag of Texas.
There were many early designs of the Texas Flag, and many early designers that laid claim to the design. However, in 1997, The Texas State Legislature put an end to the controversy. House resolution 1123 Commemorated Dr. Charles B. Stewart of Montgomery County Texas, as the official designer and creator of the State Flag of Texas.
The colors on the flag were designated as “Old Glory Red” and Old Glory Blue”, the same colors found on the United States Flag. The colors of the Texas Flag:
Red represents Bravery
White represents Purity
Blue represents Loyalty
The Texas Flag is always hung with the red stripe at the bottom. It is said that the blood of the Texas Heroes ran down and colored the bottom of the flag.
The Texas Flag is the only state flag that can be legally flown at the same height as the American Flag. In all other states, the state flag must be hung slightly lower than the American Flag. The Texas Flag is hung at the same height because the State of Texas is the only state that entered the Union as a Republic. Thus the distinction of being able to fly the State Flag at the same height.
The pledge to the Texas Flag:
HONOR THE TEXAS FLAG.
I PLEDGE ALLEGENCE TO THEE TEXAS,
ONE STATE UNDER GOD,
ONE AND INDIVISIBLE.
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