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David creates his version of the Texas State Flag, also known as the Lone Star State Flag, using carbon steel and a blow-torch. The flag has an interesting 3-D effect.
It is approximately 16″ x 10.5″ and looks great on any wall.
Here are some interesting facts about the flag for the Lone Star State:
Legislation authorizing this flag was introduced in the Congress of the Republic of Texas on December 28, 1838, by Senator William H. Wharton and was adopted on January 25, 1839, as the final national flag of the Republic of Texas. “Accompanying the original Act … is a drawing by Peter Krag of the national flag and seal … although in the original President Lamar’s approval and signature are at the top and upside down[.]”  When Texas became the 28th U.S. state on December 29, 1845, the national flag became the state flag. From 1879 until 1933 there was no official state flag, although the Lone Star Flag remained the de facto state flag; in adopting the Revised Civil Statutes of 1879, the Legislature repealed all statutes not expressly continued in force; since the statutes pertaining to the flag were not among those renewed, Texas was formally flagless until the passage of the 1933 flag law.
The actual designer of the flag is unknown. Some claim that Dr. Charles B. Stewart is either the designer of the flag or drew the image used by the Third Congress when enacting the legislation adopting the flag. However, Stewart’s drawing “looks suspiciously like a tracing of the Peter Krag art, including the upside-down signature of President Lamar.”
FIVE INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT THE HISTORY OF TEXAS’ FLAG
1.) TEXAS’ FLAG IS ALSO KNOWN AS THE “LONE STAR FLAG.”
The design of Texas’ flag resulted in the widespread use of a nickname, the “Lone Star Flag.” The flag is also responsible for another nickname—this one for the state itself—when Texas became known as the “Lone Star State” in a nod to the popular flag.
2.) THE TEXAS FLAG’S DESIGNER IS UNKNOWN.
While Dr. Charles B. Stewart is credited with drawing an early image of the Lone Star Flag, no one knows who actually designed Texas’ flag. His drawing was used when legislation adopting the flag was enacted, but the flag’s designer remains a mystery.
3.) THE COLORS FOUND IN TEXAS’ FLAG ARE THE SAME AS THOSE FOUND IN THE US FLAG.
Texas’ flag incorporates red, white, and blue. These colors are required to be an exact match to the colors found in the Flag of the United States. Each also stands for a different quality: blue for loyalty, white for purity, and red for bravery.
4.) THE LONE STAR’S SYMBOLISM DATES BACK TO THE TEXAS REVOLUTION.
According to Texas’ Flag Code, the lone star represents all of Texas and stands for the state’s unity as one for God, state, and country. This symbol didn’t originate with the flag. However—Texans also used it as a symbol of solidarity when they declared independence from Mexico.
The lone star has also come to represent a spirit of independence.
5.) THERE IS A CONTROVERSIAL PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE TO TEXAS’ STATE FLAG.
Here is Texas’ pledge of allegiance to the state flag:
“Honor the Texas flag; I pledge allegiance to thee, Texas, one state under God, one and indivisible.”
The phrase “one state under God” was added to the pledge in 2007. It has been a controversial addition—one that’s been challenged in court and drawn national scrutiny. Nothing has come of the controversy, however, and the words still stand today.