Hundreds Came To Honor March 2nd As A Day Of Freedom.
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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