Monday was President’s Day, and though we still had school and work, I was reminded by all the flags lining the streets how proud we are to be Americans.
I’m not from Texas, but I moved here in the early 1980s from Michigan. I don’t remember Michigan being quite so patriotic as Texas is. I actually don’t think any state is as patriotic as Texas is. But maybe I’m wrong. Is it common where you live to put up both the American and the state flag? Because you rarely see an American flag without a Texas flag here.
Princess Galen could recognize both flags when she was only 3. I moved to Texas when I was about 9, and I still couldn’t tell you what the Michigan flag looks like. But I learned real quick to identify not only the Texas flag but also how to recite the Texas pledge.
That’s right. In Texas, after we pledge allegiance to the US of A, we pledge allegiance to Texas. Maybe we’re so proud in Texas because we’re such a big state. Maybe because we’re the only state ever to have been a country in its own right. And maybe it’s true that everything is just bigger in Texas, including the pride.
What is it like where you live? Is there this much state pride?