Independence is declared; it must be maintained.
Washington – March 2, 1836
Today is a very special day in my home state of TEXAS. We are celebrating Texas Independence Day – the day 174 years ago that Texas declared its independence from Mexico, creating the Republic of Texas. For ten years after that, the Republic of Texas existed as a separate nation until joining the Union on December 29, 1845.
Our ancestors (Curbow, Ham, Grantham and Atwood) did not arrive in Texas until after her admission to the Union. We are thankful to those strong-willed and fearless Texans who paved the way for us.