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Happy Flag Day Texas! For those who may be unaware, Flag Day is a patriotic day specifically celebrating the Flag. It is believed to have first originated in 1885 to honor the "Flag Birthday" on the 108th anniversary of the official adoption of The Stars and Stripes. This celebration caught on over the years gradually moving south and east (it started in Wisconsin). Inspired by these three decades of state and local celebrations, Flag Day - the anniversary of the Flag Resolution of 1777 - was officially established by the Proclamation of President Woodrow Wilson on May 30th, 1916. However, it was not until August 3rd, 1949, that President Truman signed an Act of Congress designating June 14th of each year as National Flag Day. It is not a non-work holiday but is a patriotic day nonetheless. Yay! Flag! Yay!

Woke up today to find I'm now part of an exclusive club of ~4,000 people followed by Chris Cillizza on Twitter. Fun!

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