Texans Celebrate Their Independence Day

By Ariana Lubelli | alubelli@krbc.tv

Published 03/02 2014 07:20PM

Updated 03/02 2014 11:36PM

Freedom rang at the Independence Day celebration in Merkel. Hundreds came out to honor March 2nd as Texas Independence Day. The day commemorates March 2, 1836 when 59 delegates met to make a formal declaration of independence from Mexico.

The historic date was celebrated at the Merkel Museum. Attendees participated in Texas trivia to test their knowledge on the state. Texas-themed prizes were given away.

Merkel museum says they will hold a celebration every year on this date, no matter what day of the week it lands on.

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