Fact or Factoid #1

BEWARE!!  A factoid is an item of unreliable information that is repeated so often that it becomes accepted as fact.  Read the following and decide if it’s a fact or factoid.

STATEMENT: The Texas flag is the only state flag that can be flown at the same height as the American flag, because Texas was the only state that was a nation before it was admitted to the United States.

RESOLUTION: This is a factoid for two reasons. According to the United States Flag Code, all state flags are displayed at the same height as the American flag when on separate poles, with the American flag in a position of honor (to its own right). State flags should hang below the American flag while on the same pole, and should never be larger than the American flag. In addition,Texas is not the only U.S. state to have formerly been an independent nation.  Hawaii,Vermont, and California were also independent nations prior to joining the United States.

Tomorrow, Factoid #2      Rita Bay

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