Happy 175th Anniversary To The Texas Flag!
It is one of the most easily-identified flags out of all 50 state flags in the U.S. The lone white star, set in a field of blue (representing loyalty), alongside white (representing strength) and red (for bravery). This Saturday, January 25, 2014, will mark the 175th anniversary of the official adoption of the current Texas flag design. Of course, there have many versions of flags prior, but under the direction of President Mirabeau B. Lamar, the official flag was adopted on Saturday, January 25, 1839. A special celebration is planned for this Saturday in Montgomery, TX (northwest of Houston along Hwy. 105 near Lake Conroe). Here is the press release with the details:
This Saturday, January 25, 2014, Montgomery City and County officials will gather in honor of the 175th anniversary of the Texas Flag, adopted on this date in 1839 by the Texas Legislature under the presidency of Mirabeau B. Lamar.
In addition to honoring the flag, a tribute will be made to its designer, Dr. Charles Bellinger Stewart of Montgomery. The ceremony will conclude with an unveiling of Dr. Stewart, part one of the 5-figure full-sized bronze statue, Pioneers of Montgomery.
The 175th Celebration ceremony will be held at Cedar Brake Park in Montgomery, Texas from 10:00am to 12:00pm, on Saturday, January 25, 2014. Local and County dignitaries will join in the presentation as well as special dedications from our state congressmen.
Following the ceremony, the Montgomery County Historical Commission Youth Advisory Board will be hosting their first History Road Rally to be launched from Montgomery Elementary school. Registration for the Rally is from 12:00pm to 1:00pm.
For more information on the Road Rally, please visit http://www.montgomerycountyhistoricalcommission.com/news-and-updates/history-road-rally-explore-life-in-the-past-lane/
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No doubt, if you're a Texas history buff, you'll want to be in Montgomery this Saturday!