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House Resolution No. 1123

Montgomery County

Birthplace of the Lone Star Flag



Resolution No. 1123 - First Page


                                                                                                                                            The State of Texas

                                                                                                                                     House of Representatives          
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      H.R.  No. 1123
                                                                                                                                          R E S O L U T I O N
     WHEREAS, The Lone Star Flag, with its vibrant fields of red, white, and blue and a single inset star,has served as a proud symbol of Texas since 1839; and
     WHEREAS, At the request of President Mirabeau B. Lamar, Dr Charles B. Stewart of Montgomery County created this inspirational banner, and the elegant simplicity of his design truly exemplified the united will of the citizens of the new Republic of Texas; and
     WHEREAS, After winning approval by a committee of six signers of the Texas Declaration of Independence and then Congress, the Lone Star Flag was officially designated in 1839, and since that time it has graced flagpoles across the state of Texas; and
     WHEREAS, Following Dr. Stewart's passing, his flag sketch and other materials were handed down first to his son, Edmund, and later to his granddaughter, Elizabeth Stewart Fling, who donated them to the State Archives in Austin in order to preserve her grandfather's historic works for current and future generations of Texans; and
     WHEREAS,   In  recognition  of  Dr. Stewart's timeless contribution to our state's heritage, a history of the flag documentation was created for permanent display at the Montgomery County Heritage Museum in Conroe; and
     WHEREAS, Dr. Charles B. Stewart's design of the Lone Star Flag created in cloth and in color an embodiment of the spirit and will of the people of Texas, and his work remains a great source of pride to the people of Montgomery County today,    nearly 160 years after its creation;  now,  therefore, be it
     RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives of the 75th Texas Legislature  hereby officially commemorate Montgomery County as the birthplace of the Lone Star Flag.
Resolution No. 1123 - Back Page
H. R. No. 1123
Pete Laney
Speaker of the House
   I certify that H. R. No. 1123 was adopted by the House on May 30, 1997 by a non-record vote.
Sharon Carter
Chief Clerk of the House
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