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In selecting the name, "Star of Destiny," we honor the star emblem of our great state, Texas.
“The Star of Destiny” is referenced in the third stanza of
our state song “Texas, Our Texas”:
dear Texas! From tyrant
grip now free,
Shines forth in splendor Your Star of Destiny!”
star dates back to the establishment of Texas, when the Texas hero, Sam
Houston, met his future wife, Margaret Lea, in 1839.
Depicting the private lives of Sam and Margaret Houston, Madge
Thornall Roberts’ book "Star of Destiny" described their
was a lone star shining in the sky.
to it and called it a ‘star of destiny.’
Margaret to gaze at it after he was gone
and let it
remind her of him and the
lone star emblem of Texas.”
letters between Sam and Margaret during their many separations over the
years often refer to this talisman.
In selecting this name, we pay homage to Sam Houston on the 200th
anniversary of his 1793 birth.
Houston played a vital role in the development of Texas.
He was a hero at the Battle of San Jacinto, the first elected
President of the Republic of Texas, and a Governor of the State of Texas.
Ms. Joanne Zumbrun organized this chapter November 11, 1993.