To many Texans.. this flag stirs more patriotic feelings then the American Flag. Texas has had the flags of six nations fly over it.
Texas Under Spain. 1519-1685; 1690-1821
Texas Under France. 1685-1690
Texas Under Mexico. 1821-1836
Texas as a Republic. 1836-1845
Texas in the Confederacy. 1861-1865
Texas in the US. 1845-1861; 1865-Present
The flag seen flying here is the Lone Star Flag.. the state flag of Texas, which was was adopted on January 24, 1839 as the national flag of the Republic of Texas. It was the flag that flew over Texas when it was a country of it's own and it's the flag that flies over Texas to this day.
As with the flag of the United States, the blue stands for loyalty, the white represents purity, and the red is for bravery.
*Six Flags... an international chain of amusement parks... is so named because of the Six Flags over Texas.