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Thursday, March 2nd

9:00 AM - Texas State Cemetery Program

NOON - Capitol Celebration in the Capitol Rotunda

Saturday, March 4th

8:00 AM - 5K Run up Congress Ave.
9:30 AM - Parade up Congress Ave.

Sunday, March 5th

2:00 PM
- Alamo Ceremony on the South Capitol Grounds

Monday, March 6

11:00 AM
- Jay L. Johnson Memorial Celebrity Golf Tournament at Falconhead Golf Club

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More on State Wide Events

This Year's Flag of the Texas Revolution

The San Felipe Flag

According to the Telegraph and Texas Register, San Felipe, 5 March 1836"...the English Jack showing the origin of Anglo-Americans, thirteen stripes representing that most of the colonists in Texas are from the United States; the Star is Texas, the only state in Mexico retaining the least spark of the light of Liberty; tricolor is Mexican, showing that we once belonged to the confederacy; the whole flag is historic." It was dubbed the San Felipe flag and based on ideas expressed to Gail Borden Jr. by Stephen F. Austin in the enclosure to a letter from New Orleans of 18 January 1836: "I shall preach independence all over the US wherever I go — What do you think of the inclosed idea of a flag." The flag was presented to the company of volunteers commanded by Captain Moseley Baker (John P. Borden, 1st. Lt.) by Gail Borden Jr. in the name of "two ladies" from the area as they marched from San Felipe 29 February 1836 for Gonzales. Capt. Baker made a speech to his company in response to the presentation referring to the flag "this banner of independence." He said "first in your hands is placed the Texas flag; let you be the last to see it strike to the invading foe! Let no other feeling ever glow in your bosom than that expressed in the motto on your banner, 'Our Country's Rights or Death.'...Let us all raise our hands to heaven and swear, 'The Texas flag shall wave triumphant or we will sleep in death!'" It was claimed to have been flown at San Jacinto by those in Sherman's division.

Text Courtesy: Sons of Dewitt Colony Texas
For more on the Flags of the Texas Revolution visit the entry of the Handbook of Texas Online.

Col. Charles M. Yates

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