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Texas
Date Issued: 1976-02-23
Postage Value: 13 cents

Commemorative issue
State flags - American Bicentennial
Texas

Shown is the state flag of Texas, part of a pane of stamps showing the flags of each of the 50 states.

The Texas Flag, also known as the "Lone Star Flag" is comprised of one blue vertical stripe and two horizontal stripes, the upper stripe white, the lower red. The Blue strip contains a five-pointed white star in its center.

This flag was introduced to the Congress of the Republic of Texas on December 28, 1838, by Senator William Wharton. The flag was adopted on January 25, 1839 as the official flag of the Republic of Texas.

Texas officially became the 28th state of the United States of America on December 29, 1845, what was its former national flag became the state flag. During the period between 1879 until 1933, the state had no official flag, although the current flag was recognized as the state flag. In 1933, with the passage of the 1933 Texas Flag Code, The flag officially became the state flag of Texas.

The color blue on the Texas Flag represents loyalty, white symbolizes purity, and red stands for bravery. The "lone star" on the flag represents that Texans are unified as one for god, state, and country. The flag gave way to the nickname for Texas as the "The Lone Star State."

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