Sunday, February 24, 2008, at the Log House, 1510 North MacGregor in Houston, Texas, the San Jacinto Chapter of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas and Children of the Republic of Texas celebrated Texas Independence Day with the Texian Army and Sons of the Republic of Texas with a Living History Festival along with a Flag Retirement Ceremony.
Dale Williamson with the Sons of the Republic of Texas presented Tom Green's display of flags that have flown over Texas. Texas blacksmith Larry Hoff was present to demonstrate this ancient skill and Edwin Erwin was on hand to sign Mexican Land Grants for children. The Houston Dulcimer Society performed throughout the afternoon. The Texian Army in conjunction with the Sons of the Republic of Texas was present for a reading of William Barrett Travis' "Liberty or Death" letter and assisted with the retirement of a Texas Lone Star Flag by the Children of the Republic of Texas. Many came dressed Texas period attire.
Prizes were awarded for: Best Authentic Texian Chili, Best Deer Meat Chili, Best Armadillo Style Chili, Best Roadkill chili, Best Trailrider's Chili, Best Rattlesnake Chili, Best Red hot Chili Pepper Chili, Best Possum chili, Best Squirrel Chili, Best Texas Cowboy Chili and more. Hope to see you there next year.
All photographs are courtesy of Mr. Dale Williamson. Thank you Dale. Click pictures to enlarge.