The pledge of allegiance to the Lone Star Flag has evolved over time. The Texas legislature passed a law in 1933 which provided the rules for the proper display of the Texas Flag and establishing a pledge to the flag: "Honor the Texas Flag of 1836; I pledge allegiance to thee, Texas, one and indivisible." The original pledge mistakenly referred to the 1836 Texas flag. The Lone Star Flag of Texas dates from 1839, not from 1836. Amazingly, the words "of 1836" were not deleted by the legislature until 1965. For 42 years the pledge of allegiance to the Texas Flag was:
"Honor the Texas Flag; I pledge allegiance to thee, Texas, one and indivisible."
This is no longer the pledge of allegiance to the Texas Flag. During the 80th Legislature, the pledge of allegiance to the Texas Flag was amended by House Bill 1034 with the addition of the line "one state under God." The revised wording was signed into law by Governor Rick Perry on June 15, 2007 and became effective immediately. To see the legislative history of House Bill 1034, click here.
The new pledge of allegiance to the Texas Flag is:
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