The Sidney Sherman Chapter of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas promotes the celebration of Texas Honor Days. Citizens are encouraged to fly the Texas flag on each of these Honor Days.

Mirabeau B. Lamar Day is Jan. 26. Lamar is honored as Texas’ Father of Education. Lamar served as the second president of the Republic of Texas from 1838 to 1841.

During his administration, Congress granted each of the existing 23 counties four leagues of land to be used for education and set aside 50 leagues of land for the development of a university.

Lamar supported the Homestead Act of 1839, and during his term the Lone Star Flag and state seal officially were adopted.

Joanna Wilson

Publicity committee

Sidney Sherman Chapter, DRT


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