The Symbols of Texas The Lone Star State Texas is a big state with many important symbols. One of our most famous symbols is Flags are symbols. Texas has had six different flags in its history. This is the special flag Texas has today. It is red, white, and blue, like the U.S. flag, but it only has one star. Texas has a nickname. It is known as the Lone Star State. We say the Texas pledge. "Honor the Texas flag; I pledge allegiance to thee, Texas, one and indivisible." Texas, our Texas! All hail the mighty state! Texas, our Texas! So wonderful so great! Boldest and grandest, Withstanding ev'ry test; O Empire wide and glorious, You stand supremely blest. State Song God bless you Texas! And keep you brave and strong, That you may grow in power and worth, Thro'out the ages long. Click on the Web site below to hear the state anthem. http://www.lsjunction.com/song.htm Buildings can be symbols. This is our state capitol. You will find this building in Austin, Texas, our capital city This is the State Seal. This seal is on the floor of the capitol rotunda under the dome. This monument is for the Battle at San Jacinto. Sam Houston led the Texans to victory for Independence when they won the battle at San Jacinto. The state flower of Texas is the Bluebonnet. State Tree: Pecan State Bird: Mockingbird The Texas motto is…..“Friendship!” Texans are proud of their state and its symbols! Many of the pictures in this slide show came from the Lone Star Junction Web site. Visit http://www.lsjunction.com/ to see more images of the great state of Texas.