Sam Houston tomb inscription

On March 2, 1793, Sam Houston is born in Virginia.

The celebrated liberator of Texas and the first president of the Republic of Texas made it clear that Texas was to become part of the United States.

Sam Houston served for 14 years as a U.S. senator, where he argued for Native American rights.

His antislavery beliefs did not align with the southern ideology of Texas, so he resisted secession from the Union during the 1850s and refused to swear allegiance to the Confederacy when Texas voted to break from the Union in 1861.

Then, after a brief retirement from public service he died in 1863.

Interestingly, March 2 is also the day that Texas declared independence from Mexico.

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Lastly, the inscription on his tomb reads:

A Brave Soldier. A Fearless Statesman.
A Great Orator—A Pure Patriot.
A Faithful Friend, A Loyal Citizen.
A Devoted Husband and Father.
A Consistent Christian—An Honest Man.


Sam Houston tomb inscription

On this day in 1845, Texas becomes the 28th state of the Union.

First, here is the Preamble of the Constitution of the State of Texas:

“Humbly invoking the blessing of Almighty God, the people of the State of Texas do ordain and establish this Constitution.”

Next, a noteworthy condition concludes its Bill of Rights Article 1. Sec. 4.
RELIGIOUS TESTS. No religious test shall ever be required as a qualification to any office, or public trust, in this State; nor shall any one be excluded from holding office on account of his religious sentiments, provided he acknowledge the existence of a Supreme Being.

Lastly, according to the Texas State Flag Code, the “lone, independent star is recognized worldwide because it represents ALL of Texas and stands for our unity as one for God, State, and Country.