The 51 Best State Flags

In honor of Flag Day, a definitive list.
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(PHOTO: SPIRIT OF AMERICA/SHUTTERSTOCK)

Today is Flag Day. Happy Flag Day! History note: Flag Day marks the anniversary of the day in 1777 when the United States of America adopted the Stars and Stripes as its flag model. One could—and one would be right—to argue that the move away from the "Don't Tread on Me" snake flag was the gravest mistake in this country's history and a precursor to all of the ills that have plagued this nation ever since, but I am not going to do that. No, not today. Flag Day is meant to be a celebration, so here is the definitive list of the 51 best state flags in America.

51. Ohio

50. Maryland

49. Mississippi

48. Texas

47. New Jersey

46. Nevada

45. Rhode Island

44. Massachusetts

43. North Carolina

42. Delaware

41. Arizona

40. Connecticut

39. Oregon (front)

38. Iowa

37. Kentucky

36. Nebraska

35. New York

34. North Dakota

33. Idaho

32. Pennsylvania

31. West Virginia

30. Montana

29. Utah

28. New Hampshire

27. Vermont

26. Maine

25. Wisconsin

24. Hawaii

23. Minnesota

22. Indiana

21. Tennessee

20. Georgia

19. Arkansas

18. Alabama

17. South Dakota

16. Florida

15. Virginia

14. South Carolina

13. Colorado

12. Illinois

11. Kansas

10. Oklahoma

9. Louisiana

8. Wyoming

7. Michigan

6. Oregon (back)

5. Missouri

4. Washington

3. Alaska

2. California

1. New Mexico

Agree? Disagree? Not a fan of flags? Let us know.

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