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The Importance of State Flags

In Texas, the Lone Star flag is an important symbol, flying along side the American flag in front of our houses and businesses, as well as local, state and federal government buildings.

Back in the eighties, my wife and I took a trip to visit our son in Bremerton, Washington while he was still in the Navy, stationed on the aircraft carrier, U.S.S. Nimitz.

The trip there and back took us through seven eight states, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Colorado, Wyoming, Utah, Idaho, Oregon and Washington, and we were surprised and disappointed by the lack of state flags flying in the different states.

Question

Here’s my question … Do you fly your state flag along with the American flag? Why or why not?

Washington Flag

WashingtonSpending a week in Washington state did allow us to discover places flying their state flag, many located at monuments and state government buildings. The Washington State flag is very interesting, featuring a portrait of George Washington on a green background. Computer-rendered images do not do full justice to how attractive the flag is.

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