Huge Crowd for Dedication of Lone Star Monument and Historical Flag Park
Lone Star Volunteers Fire Rolling Thunder to Salute the Raising of the Lone Star Flag of Texas
Official Souvenir Program
Lone Star Monument and Historical Flag Park
Unveiling and Dedication Ceremonies
April 21, 2011
Boy Scouts Assist in Unveiling The Texian
The Texian Comes into View
Sculptor Craig Campobella Waives to Crowd Following the Unveiling of The Texian
The Texians who volunteered to fight were a rag-tag, undisciplined and opinionated bunch not good with taking orders and certainly not well trained in military tactics. Some like Davy Crockett, Sam Houston, Stephen F. Austin, William Barrett Travis, and Jim Bowie would become household names. But the common man that fought for freedom is who we honor today. The bronze sculpture before you represents a veteran of the Texas Revolution three years after the Battle of San Jacinto and on the day the Lone Star Flag became the official flag of the Republic of Texas. He has walked up a hill, dressed in a mixture of his best and some from his fighting days. The red sash is from the newly formed Texas army. They tied their sashes on the right hip; every other army tied theirs on the left. He plants his flagstaff into the ground remembering bitter defeats, fallen brothers, countless struggles and that final victory as he looks into the uncertain distant horizon as if to say:
"Come and Take It."
The Lone Star Monument and Historical Flag Park was made possible by the contributions of many sponsors and the efforts of many volunteers.
Spirit of Texas Bank
The Friends of the Flag Foundation recognize Spirit of Texas Bank for their exceptional generosity as the Grand Sponsor of the dedication and unveiling ceremonies.
Boy Scouts Prepare to Assist in Unveiling the Bust of Charles B. Stewart
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London Homesick Blues.
The Bust of Texas Founding Father Charles Bellinger Stewart Was Also Unveiled
To see the biographical text on the Charles B. Stewart Marker, see Charles B. Stewart Bust Unveiled in Conroe.
Descendants of W. W. Shepperd the Founder of Montgomery, Texas
London Homesick Blues.