Question - What does the Gonzales flag mean?

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Come and Take It. The "Come and Take It" cannon of the Battle of Gonzales (The cannon is the real thing, the carriage a reproduction) on display at the Gonzales Memorial Museum, Gonzales, Texas, United States. The men of Gonzales fired the little cannon at the Mexican troops. And they raised a flag sewn from a woman's wedding dress that showed a lone star, an image of the cannon, and the words "Come and Take It. " The slogan was used earlier during the American Revolutionary War in the Province of Georgia. First shots of the Texas Revolution fired in the Battle of Gonzales. On October 2, 1835, the growing tensions between Mexico and Texas erupt into violence when Mexican soldiers attempt to disarm the people of Gonzales, sparking the Texan war for independence.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flag_of_Texas

The Texas Flag Code assigns the following symbolism to the colors of the Texas flag: blue stands for loyalty, white for purity, and red for bravery. The idea of the "lone star" is, in fact, an older symbol predating the flag which was used to symbolize Texans' solidarity in declaring independence from Mexico.

https://www.thetrace.org/2015/10/oregon-sheriff-molon-labe-sandy-hook/

Molon Labe (or ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ) is a classical Greek phrase meaning “come and take [them], ” attributed to King Leonidas of Sparta as a defiant response to the demand that his soldiers lay down their weapons.

https://www.dallasnews.com/news/curious-texas/2018/01/10/why-can-texas-fly-its-flag-at-the-same-heig

As the oft-repeated story goes, because Texas was once an independent nation, it is the only state that can fly its flag at the same height as the U. S. flag. If two flags fly side-by-side, the U. S. flag must be on the flag's right (and the viewer's left).

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gadsden_flag

Positioned below the rattlesnake are the words "DONT TREAD ON ME". The flag is named after American general and politician Christopher Gadsden (1724–1805), who designed it in 1775 during the American Revolution. It was used by the Continental Marines as an early motto flag, along with the Moultrie flag.

http://nextluxury.com/mens-style-and-fashion/molon-labe-tattoo-designs-for-men/

30 Molon Labe Tattoo Designs For Men – Tactical Skin Art Ideas. “Molon labe” roughly translates to “come and take them, ” and this one Greek phrase has been feverishly revived by avid constitutional supporters, especially in regards to the right to bear arms.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Texas

Etymology. The name Texas, based on the Caddo word táyshaʼ (/t'aj? a? /) "friend", was applied, in the spelling Tejas or Texas, by the Spanish to the Caddo themselves, specifically the Hasinai Confederacy, the final -s representing the Spanish plural.

https://statesymbolsusa.org/symbol-official-item/texas/state-name-origin/origin-texas

The name Texas is derived from the word "teyshas" (meaning friends or allies), from the native American Caddo language. All State Name Origins. In the 1540s Spanish explorers took "teyshas" to be a tribal name, recording it as Teyas or Tejas.

https://www.mysanantonio.com/news/local/history-culture/article/10-things-you-better-know-about-the-

Red, white and blue with a single star, the flag, thought to be the design of Senator William H. Wharton, dates back to the early days of the republic when the Texas Congress adopted the Lone Star flag on January 25, 1839.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Gonzales

In 1831, Mexican authorities lent the settlers of Gonzales a small cannon to help protect them from frequent Comanche raids. Over the next four years, the political situation in Mexico deteriorated, and in 1835 several states revolted.

https://statutes.capitol.texas.gov/Docs/GV/htm/GV.3100.htm

MANNER OF RETIREMENT. (a) If a state flag is no longer used or useful as an emblem for display, it should be destroyed, preferably by burning, in a ceremony or another dignified way that emphasizes its honor as a fitting emblem for this state.

https://study.com/academy/lesson/the-texas-flag-history-meaning.html

The Lone Star Flag has a single white star on a blue background on the left-hand side, and two stripes (white on top, red underneath) on the right. The red, white, and blue in the flag stand for bravery, purity, and loyalty.

https://tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/msf01

Austin designed his flag in New Orleans between December 1835 and January 1836, while he was serving as a commissioner to the United States. The design apparently used sixteen green and white stripes, a red and white English jack in the canton, and a red and white star in the fly.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gonzales,_Texas

Gonzales is referred to as the "Lexington of Texas" because it was the site of the first skirmish of the Texas Revolution. When the soldiers arrived, only 18 men were in Gonzales, but they refused to return the cannon, and men from the surrounding area soon joined them.