Texas State Flag
|Nickname||The Lone Star Flag|
|Adopted||January 25, 1839|
|Readopted||August 31, 1933|
|Use||Civil & state flag|
The Texas flag (popularly known as the "Lone Star Flag") is a rectangle that has a width to length ratio of two to three and contains one blue vertical stripe that has a width equal to one-third the length of the flag, two equal horizontal stripes, the upper stripe white, the lower stripe red, each having a length equal to two-thirds the length of the flag, and one white, regular five-pointed star located in the center of the blue stripe, oriented so that one point faces upward, and sized so that the diameter of a circle passing through the five points of the star is equal to three-fourths the width of the blue stripe.
Texas State Flag
Texas Flag Colors - meaning/symbolism
Red stands for for bravery
Blue symbolizes loyalty
White stands for purity
Lone Star represents all of Texas and stands for our unity as one for God, State, and Country. The five points of the star represent the characteristics of a good citizen - fortitude, loyalty, righteousness, prudence, and broadmindedness
Texas Flag history
The first official national flag of Texas, adopted on December 10, 1836, was blue with a central yellow star. The present state flag's design was influenced by the design/colors of the USA flag. It was originally adopted on January 25, 1839, as the second national flag of the Republic of Texas. When Texas became the 28th state of the Union on December 29, 1845, its national flag became the state flag.
Texas Flag history
Spain (1519-1685; 1690-1821)
Republic of Texas (1836-1845)
Confederate States of America (1861-1865)
United States of America (1845-1861; 1865 - Present)
The pledge of allegiance to the state flag
Honor the Texas flag; I pledge allegiance to thee, Texas, one state under God, one and indivisible.
Texas Flag Vs Chile flag
The state flag of Texas is similar to the Chile National Flag. The flag of Texas was designed and adopted on 25 January 1839, whereas Chile's flag was adopted much earlier on 18 October 1817. The similarity of design and colors between the Texas and Chile flags is perhaps a coincidence, since the United States flag served as an inspiration for the design of both the flags
Similarities between Texas Flag and Chile flag
Texas Flag code
The Texas Flag Code was first adopted in 1933 and completely revised in 1993. The following is a summary of the rules concerning the proper display of the state flag of Texas: Flown out-of-doors, the Texas flag should not be flown earlier than sunrise nor later than sunset unless properly illuminated. It should not be left out in inclement weather unless a weatherproof flag is used. It should be flown with the white stripe uppermost except in case of distress. When the flag is displayed against a wall, the blue field should be at the flag's own right (observer's left). When the flag is displayed vertically, the blue stripe should be uppermost and the white stripe should be to the state flag's right (observer's left). The state flag should be flown on all state holidays and on special occasions of historical significance, and it should fly at every school on regular school days.
How to display Texas flag
If the state and national flags are both carried in a procession, the national flag should be on the marching right (observer's left) and state flag should be on the national flag's left (observer's right). If the state and national flags are displayed from crossed staffs, the state flag should be on the national flag's left (observer's right) and behind the national flag's staff. No flag other than the national flag should be placed above or, if on the same level, to the state flag's right (observer's left). The state flag should be underneath the national flag when the two are flown from the same halyard. When flown from adjacent flagpoles, the national flag and the state flag should be of approximately the same size and on flagpoles of equal height, and the national flag should be on the flag's own right (observer's left). The state flag should neither be flown above the flags of other U.S. states, nations and international organizations on the same flagpole, nor be flown from a higher adjacent flagpole. The state flag should never be used for any utilitarian or strictly decorative purpose. No advertising should be placed upon the flag or flagstaff, and no picture of the flag should be used in an advertisement. When the state flag is in such condition that it is no longer a suitable emblem for display, it should be destroyed, preferably by burning.
Texas flag display rules