Why is Texas called the Lone Star state
Texas is now the second largest state in the United States, but it was not always a part of the United States, in fact it was under Mexico until it got liberated in the year 1836. Although Texas got annexed by the Unites States in 1945, it severed itself and joined the Confederate States of America at the time of the American civil war in 1861, but rejoined the US once the war was over.
Texas is called the “Lone Star State” in commemoration to the struggles it had to go through alone in order to attain independence from Mexico. It is so emblematic in expressing the memory of the struggle against the rule of Mexico and it carries such significance, that the “lone star” can be found even today on the Texas State Seal and the Texas State Flag. Even the first flag of independent Texas which was there from 1836 to 1839 had a “lone star” and so does the current flag; therefore it is obvious how much importance the lone star has on the history of Texas.
It is unknown to many Texas dwellers that the name of the man who drew the first lone star pattern for the Republic of Texas was Peter Krag. After USA annexed Texas, some years down the line on September 1st, 1879, the flag law was repealed under the effect of the “Revised Civil Statutes”, thus Texas lost its State Flag.
In 1933 however, The Flag Act enabled Texas to have a State Flag once again and so the new Texas flag was designed. The “lone star” was reinstated on the flag and the colors of “blood red, “azure blue” and white came to represent bravery, loyalty and purity respectively. However, a slight change was made in the statement regarding the expression of the flag in 1993. “Old Glory red” and “old Glory Blue” now replaced “Blood red” and “Azure Blue” and these colors now mean the same as it is defined in the “Standard Color Reference of America”.