"Texas Our Texas"  - - The Lone Star State Song

 Texas celebrating 175th Anniversary of Independence

Photograph of Texas Flag Flying over the Texas Rangers Museum Waco, Texas.

 

Pledge of Allegiance to the Texas State Flag.1

 

"Honor the Texas flag; I pledge allegiance to thee, Texas, one state under God, one and indivisible."

 

 

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Texas state song (midi file).

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March 2nd is Flag Day and Texas Independence Day.

 

"Texas , Our Texas "

by William J. Marsh and Gladys Yoakum Wright

Texas , Our Texas ! All hail the mighty State!

Texas, Our Texas ! So wonderful so great!
Boldest and grandest, withstanding ev'ry test
O Empire wide and glorious, you stand supremely blest.

(Chorus)

Texas , Our Texas ! Your freeborn single star,
Sends out its radiance to nations near and far,
Emblem of Freedom! It sets our hearts aglow,
With thoughts of
San Jacinto and glorious Alamo.

(Chorus)  

Texas, dear Texas ! From tyrant grip now free,
Shines forth in splendor, your star of destiny!
Mother of heroes, we come your children true,
Proclaiming our allegiance, our faith, our love for you.
           

(Chorus)

God bless you Texas!  And keep you brave and strong,
That you may grow in power and worth, throughout the

ages long.

 
God
bless you
Texas
!  And keep you brave and strong,
That you may grow in power and worth, throughout the ages long
.

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The state song of Texas was adopted by the Forty-first Legislature after a statewide contest in 1929. The music was originally written in 1924 the music was composed by William J. Marsh of Fort Worth, and the lyrics were written by Marsh and Gladys Yoakum Wright. Alaska's statehood in 1959 necessitated the only change that has been made in the lyrics—modifying the line "largest and grandest" to "boldest and grandest." The Seventy-third Legislature adopted "Texas, Our Texas" as the state song in a 1993 law.  Charles A. Spain, Jr., "TEXAS, OUR TEXAS," Handbook of Texas Online http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/xet01. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

 

Texas State Bird - Mockingbird

 

The Alamo - San Antonio, Texas

Texas State Flower - Bluebonnet

1RECITING PLEDGE. If the pledge to the state flag is recited, each person who is present and:
(1) not in uniform should: (A) face the state flag and stand at attention with the person's right hand over the heart; (B) if wearing a head covering that is easy to remove, remove that head covering with the right hand and hold it at the person's left shoulder, with the person's hand over the heart; and (C) recite the pledge; or
 

(2) in uniform should remain silent, face the flag, and make the military salute

OCCASIONS AT WHICH PLEDGE MAY BE RECITED. The pledge of allegiance to the state flag may be recited at any:
(1) public or private meeting at which the pledge of allegiance to the United States flag is recited; and
(2) state historical event or celebration

ORDER OF RECITATION. The pledge of allegiance to the flag of the United States should be recited before the pledge of allegiance to the state flag if both are recited. 

 

Secular Note:  On June 16, 2007 Governor Rick Perry signed into law the change to the Pledge to include "one state under God". As in the Texas Our Texas State Song, the inclusion of "God" into the state's official statutes continues to be a controversial element in the separation of state and church of the United States Constitution.  Churches demanded originally in the US Constitution separation would be guaranteed.  During the McCarthy era a radical element decided that money and oaths to offices should have sworn statements to "God" and "In God We Trust" printed on US currency. Secular Note inspired by Sheldon Cooper, Buhzinguh!

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