Some kids were there, too:
Some people displayed flags with historic significance:
From the Texas Revolution:
"Come and Take It"
The 1824 flag
From the American Revolution:
The Gadsden flag: "Don't Tread on Me"
The Betsy Ross flag
The MC today was a bricklayer from Odessa, "Jason the Mason":
There were all kinds of signs, as well:
There was lots of Red, White & Blue being worn. I even wore the t-shirt I got last summer that I couldn't wear until recently, and someone was passing out buttons:
Everyone was very well behaved, I didn't see anything that could be considered "trouble". The crowd got a little loud and raucous at times, but that is only to be expected. More later when I have the time...
They did say there would be another event later today, at 4:30, at the State Capitol Building, but I've got someplace else I have to be: work...