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Best and Worst Flags for Flag Day

Happy Flag Day! June 14 officially marks the country's celebration of the good old red, white and blue. On that day in 1777, the country adopted the flag, in a slightly altered form to what we now know, as a sign of our independence.

In 1916 President Woodrow Wilson declared the day a holiday. Although few states celebrate it with days off of work, like a real holiday, it is still a day to remember all that you learned in first grade about Betsy Ross and the creation of the flag.

While flag day is a celebration of the national flag, we here in Texas take a lot of pride in our state flag. Drive through any neighborhood and you are sure to see the Lone Star's red, white and blue flowing in the wind. Not to sound pompous, but we have a pretty smart-looking flag. It is striking without being too showy. Not that out flag is the end-all, though. There are some seriously badass flags out there, and then there are some very lame flags.

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Abby Koenig
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