Do you know…?

15 Mar

What does this flag represent? Please inform me. I know I could search all over the internet to figure it out, but that isn’t as interesting as having someone (a family member at that!) who already knows something about it tell me about it….

Also… does anyone have any ideas about what might have been intended at the 175th celebration when one signer’s descendants raised this flag during the roll call?

What is this flag?


Posted by on March 15, 2011 in Uncategorized


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3 responses to “Do you know…?

  1. Anonymous

    March 15, 2011 at 11:40 am

    Susan, my GUESS as to the origins of this flag is that it represents those who did NOT recognize the authority of General Santa Anna, and/or his authority to suspend the Constitution. This flag shows the field of the Mexican flag, with green, white, and red bars, but superimposes the date, “1824,” which represents the 1824 Constitution of Mexico which Santa Anna replaced with his own “Seven Laws,” by which he dissolved the Congress, centralized his power, and became, effectively, a military dictator.

    Eleven states of Mexico openly rebelled, but only Texas was able to secure independence. My guess is that this flag was a flag of rebellion against Santa Anna assuming dictatorial power.

    Respectfully submitted,
    Anthony Buckalew

    • 6thgeneration

      March 15, 2011 at 3:07 pm

      Thanks for commenting, Anthony, and for filling in those blanks for me. After you commented my uncle emailed me this link that confirmed your guess. It says the Texans flew this flag over the Alamo during the battle.

      Here’s an interesting quote from the link above: While the flag sent a defiant message to Santa Anna, it was relatively conciliatory to Mexico in general, in that it was expressing support of the constitution, and it had no “Lone Star”. True, I bet many Texans would be surprised to know this flag flew over the Alamo during the battle… or maybe just those of us who daydreamed during history classes.

      I think it was Zavala’s descendants that raised this flag at the 175th Anniversary celebration when Zavala’s name was called during the roll call.

      • 6thgeneration

        March 15, 2011 at 3:16 pm

        I just read that De Zavala’s granddaughter Adina was the guiding force in the preservation of the Alamo and other historic sites. So that might explain the descendants raising the flag.

        I’m glad they did that. And I’m glad I asked about it because we were really clueless about it at the time.


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