Texas Independence Day Flag event planned at Falls on the Colorado Museum

Contributed. Caryl Calsyn, Falls on the Colorado Museum board member, joins Kiwanis John McGrew, Andy Sembera and Tom Butler in getting ready for the Texas Independence Day ceremony at the museum Monday, March 2.

The Kiwanis Club of Marble Falls has donated a U.S. and Texas flag to the Falls on the Colorado Museum for a Texas Independence Day event at the museum Monday, March 2, at 10 a.m.

Representatives from VFW Post 10376 in Marble Falls will present the colors at the ceremony. Members of the Bluebonnet Chorale will sing the National Anthem and other patriotic songs.

Members of the Kiwanis Club will present Darlene Oostermeyer, board president, with a certificate stating the flags flew over the state capitol in Austin.

During the ceremony, the history of both flags will be read.

After the event, guests will be invited to tour the Museum and to enjoy refreshments.

Several Kiwanians assembled the new flags to prepare for the presentation, gathering at the museum a week ahead of time: John McGrew, who is the Flag Router for the club; Tom Butler; past club president; Andy Sembera; and Virginia and Evan Roberts.

On March 2, 1836, The Republic of Texas declared itself independent from Mexico, which had governed the area for twelve years.

Falls on the Colorado Museum is located at 2001 Broadway, Marble Falls. For questions, call the museum at 830-798-2157.


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