Happy Texas Independence Day!!. On March 2 1836, Sam Houston and the Texian delegates at Washington-on-the- Brazos met and signed the Texas Declaration of Independence. At the same time, William Travis and the patriots at the Alamo were under siege from Santa Anna, and Fannin and his men were about to be captured at Goliad. After the Alamo and Goliad fell, Santa Anna chased what was left of the Texian army to San Jacinto in what is known as the “Runaway Scrape”. There history was made when Houston and the Texians routed the much larger Mexican Army in a brief but decisive battle. Santa Anna was defeated, but allowed to lead his troops from the state.
Texas is the only state that fought for its own independence, and the only state that was an independent country. The revolution created many heroes, and legends. These are now recorded in the thousands of books that have been written about Texas and the revolution. The revolution is the basic source of Texas Pride that is famous throughout the world.
The flag shown here is the famous Come And Take It flag. It was sewn by the women of Gonzalez when the Mexicans tried to take away the cannon that was used to defend the citizens. The resulting “Battle” resulted in the Mexicans leaving the field, and was that start of the Texas Revolution. I like to fly it on Texas Independence Day.