The 28th state to join the United States is also known as the Lone Star State. Texas’s nickname pays tribute to the Lone Star flag, which was adopted after Texas became independent from Mexico in 1836. Texas was an independent republic for ten years before accepting annexation to the United States, and the flag reflects the pride and go-it-alone spirit that is still part of the Texas way of life.
The saying “everything is bigger in Texas” doesn’t just refer to big hats, big hair, and big attitudes like we remember from the TV drama Dallas. (Whew, I’m dating myself!) It has its roots in the state’s enormous geographical area. Texas has a total area of 268,820 square miles, ranking just behind Alaska in terms of size. But Texas has over 60 times the population of Alaska! That large Texas population has a big heart for supporting our military men and women.
I’ve only been through airports in Texas, but I have friends who lived there and a few who are native Texans. Someday I hope to go visit them. There are a couple of cities in particular I’d especially like to visit someday.
The first is San Antonio. Why San Antonio? Lackland Air Force Base is one of 14 military bases in Texas and Lackland is where the US Air Force makes recruits into Airman. I get a lot of orders for the “An Airman Now” military greeting card for enlisted Airmen. Not all those orders come from Texans, but many of the orders coming from Texas include this popular card.
In these times of social distancing, families are unable to attend the graduation ceremonies as they once did. But they can still express their pride and admiration for their new enlisted or commissioned officer Airman, Coastie, Marine, Sailor, or Soldier by sending them one or more of the fitting graduation and encouragement military greeting cards from 2MyHero. For families with new recruits heading to basic training in the coming year, the mixed pack of 6 offers a fantastic saving and is a wonderful gift for the spouse, mom, dad, or grandparent.
2MyHero mixed packs of enlisted graduation, encouragement, Drill Instructor Thank You, and birthday cards are available for all 5 branches.
Next up on my list of cities I want to visit in Texas is Austin. It sounds like a fun city to visit, with a lot of interesting points of interest, restaurants, and it’s near the water. All very appealing. The woman I photographed for the social media post for #NationalTexasDay lived in Austin for several years. Her husband served in the Navy as an officer on a submarine. Both have been great sources of ideas and encouragement for 2MyHero designs and marketing ideas.
So many 2MyHero orders have come from Texan moms and dads, grandparents, and military personnel with a fairly even spread between Air Force, Army, Marine Corps, and Navy. Sprinkle in a few Coast Guard orders and there you have it.
Another city in Texas that has my attention is El Paso. My grandfather purchased a small plot of land there over 50 years ago. It wasn’t worth a whole lot then, and it still isn’t. The city is growing, but time will tell if city limits make it out to this little plot. I am quite curious to check it out though! Looking at the plot on Google maps is interesting, but I’d like to visit the area and get a better idea of how it lays out.
Speaking of El Paso, I shipped 2 – US Marine Corps orders there just in the last week! Both were boxes of the popular Semper Fi notecards.
For 2MyHero, Texas boasts an amazing show of support for all 5 branches – US Army, US Air Force, US Coast Guard, US Navy, and US Marine Corps. Individual and mixed packs, graduation, promotion, and birthday cards have all been ordered by military families residing in Texas. It was fun to look through the orders and list all the cities where they came from. Some I’ve heard of, some I’ve not. Look at this list of cities:
Abilene, Adkins, Allen, Anson, Arlington, Aubrey, Austin, Bandera, Bastrop, Bedford, Bertram, Boerne, Brazoria, Brenham, Brownwood, Burleson, Canton, Cape Coral, Carrolton, Cedar Creek, Clute, Cold Spring, College Station, Colmesneil, Columbus, Commerce, Conroe, Converse, Corpus Christi, Cypress, Dallas, Denton, Double Oak, El Paso, Euless, Floresville, Fort Worth, Fredericksburg, Friendswood, Frisco, Gainesville, Georgetown, Granbury, Granite Shoals, Greenville, Groves, Hearne, Highlands, Houston, Humble, Hurst, Irving, Jacksonville, Jourdanton, Justin, Katy, Kaufman, Kempner, Killeen, Kyle . . . whew, I think I need to catch my breath!
And that’s not all! Here’s the last half of the alphabetical order of towns and cities with 2MyHero customers in Texas:
Lake Jackson, Lakehills, Lampasas, League City, Lewisville, Liberty, Little Elm, Livingston, Lockhart, Magnolia, McKinney, Midland, Mineral Wells, Mingus, Munday, Nacogdoches, Nederland, New Braunfels, Northlake, Palo Pinto, Pearland, Pflugerville, Plano, Ranger, Richmond, Rowlett, Salado, San Angelo, Schertz, Shepherd, Silsbee, Springs, The Colony, Tomball, Tyler, Walnut, Weatherford, Webster, Wichita Falls, Willow Park.
Thank you Texans for supporting your military sons and daughters with 2MyHero military greeting cards!
I want to thank the families and communities in Texas that have purchased 2MyHero military greeting cards and faithfully support our troops. I know your Airmen, Soldiers, Marines, and Sailors are thankful for your encouragement as well. Handwritten messages sent in an appropriate military greeting card are deeply appreciated and treasured. Some will hold onto these special gifts for the entire time of their military service. Maybe even beyond their military service.
If you’re from Texas please comment below with a “hooyah” if you love a Sailor, “oohrah” if you love a Marine, “hooah” if you love a Soldier, or “aim high” if you love an Airman, or “always ready” if you love a Coastie. Let me know what part of the state you’re from and which branch of the military your hero is either actively on duty with or a Veteran of. You can also connect through our contact page on the website.