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The "Six Flags of Texas" is more than just an amusement park. The Texas State Flag has a long and interesting history.

The Six Flags of Texas refers to the six different flags that have flown over Texas, starting in 1519.

Try ThisTry This: Use your mouse to drag the arrows back and forth. See what the other flags looked like.

Do you know the pledge to the Texas state flag? In 2003 a new state law was passed requiring school children to recite the pledge to the Texas state flag:
    "Honor the Texas flag; I pledge allegiance to thee, Texas, one and indivisible."

Update: The Texas State pledge has changed. During the past 80th session, House and Senate lawmakers approved of adding two words: under God. Governor Rick Perry signed the bill into law on June 15, 2007 and the law became effective immediately. The new pledge is now:
    "Honor the Texas flag; I pledge allegiance to thee, Texas, one state under God, one and indivisible."

TEXAS FACT: The Texas state flag is the only US State flag that was once the flag of an independent country - the Republic of Texas. Looking at the timeline above, can you find out what years the Republic of Texas was in charge?

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