Via CAF Dispatch
The Texas State Library and Archives Commission added the Commemorative Air Force logo as a Texas state symbol this month to their digital archive. State symbols have been designated since 1901 when the bluebonnet was chosen as the official flower of Texas by the 27th Legislature. The list now numbers 76 symbols across a wide variety of categories.
The CAF was formally named the official air force of Texas on June 14, 1989, when Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 114, 71st Legislature, was signed into effect by then-Governor William Clements.
The Commemorative Air Force was originally known as the Confederate Air Force. Following a membership vote in 2001, the name of the organization was changed to the Commemorative Air Force, effective on January 1, 2002.