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The flag of Texas is known as the "Lone Star Flag" which gives the state its nickname the "Lone Star State." The flag was originally introduced to the Congress of the Republic of Texas in December of 1838 by Senator William H. Wharton. It was adopted on January 24, 1839 as the national flag of the Republic of Texas. According to Texas law the blue stands for loyalty, white for purity and red for bravery. Upon Texas becoming the 28th state of the Union on December 29, 1845 it became the official state flag. Prior to the Lone Star Flag, the "Burnet" flag was used, inspired by the Bonnie Blue flag seen in our historical section, it was a single yellow star centered on a solid blue background.
The Texas state flag pledge of allegiance was created in 1933 and originally referred to the Burnett flag in error with the words "Texas Flag of 1836," in 1965 the error was corrected. In 2007, the phrase "one state under God" was added. The Pledge is as follows...
"Honor the Texas flag; I pledge allegiance to thee, Texas, one state under God, one and indivisible."
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