Today Is Texas Independence
March 2nd is Texas Independence. On this in 1836, with a document signed by 59 delegates signed the Decoration of Independence, declaring independence from Mexico, creating the Republic of Texas.
The Texas Revolution actually begin in October of 1835 in Gonzales when the first shot was fired from a cannon bearing the flag "Come And Take It." As you know many battles ensued after the infamous first shot. In January of 1836 part of the Mexican Army marched up the coast and the Santa Anna led the other half to San Antonio, which is where the battle of the Alamo took place. The Mexican Army was sent to settle the resistance. The Battle of the Alamo was a huge defeat for the Texas Revolutionist. On March 2nd Texas officially declared it's independence. On April 21st the fighting came to an end and Texas defeated the Mexican Army and captured Santa Anna at the Battle of San Jacinto and Texas became a free Republic. Texas would become the 28th state to enter the Union.
Texas and Texans take much pride in our history. Texas is the only state to enter the Union as its own entity. The Texas flag is the only flag that can fly as high as the American Flag.
Through out Texas history there were six flags that flew over Texas. Those flags include Spain, France, Mexico, Republic of Texas, United States of America, and the Confederate States of America. Even though Texas is the 28th state of the Union, Texas has always considered it's its own land. You will not find a place with more pride than Texas. Everywhere you look you will see a Texas flag and everyone knows to clap when some says "The Stars At Night Are Big And Bright"