reverse of the state seal features the six national flags that have
flown over Texas: the Kingdom of France, the Kingdom of Spain, the
United Mexican States, the Republic of Texas, the Confederate States
of America, and the United States of America. At the center of the
seal are the live oak and olive branches symbolizing strength and
peace. They surround a shield featuring symbols of the Texas Revolution.
upper half of the shield depicts the Alamo. The first and final
battles of the Texas Revolution are depicted on the lower half.
On the left stands the famous Gonzales "Come and Take It" Cannon.
On the right is "Vince's Bridge" which "Deaf" Smith destroyed during
the Battle of San Jacinto, an action credited as strategic to victory
for the Texans. Above the shield is emblazoned the battle cry, "Remember
the Alamo," and beneath it are the words, "Texas One and Indivisible."
Atop, centered between the flags, proudly rests the Lone Star of