The Seven Best Patriotic Things About Houston

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NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center

3. NASA, duh.
Neil Armstrong phoned into Houston when he first set foot on the moon. That's one small step for man, one giant leap for proving how steeped in patriotism this city is.

Photo by U.S. Embassy New Delhi

2. Speaking of space, President John F. Kennedy made an important speech here.

JFK delivered a historic speech in Houston, saying, "We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard." He also asked an important question: "Why does Rice play Texas?"

Photo by Mike Rastiello

1. The Texas flag is just the American flag zoomed in.
Never thought about it like that, huh? The more you know, the more American you feel.

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Ian T. Komouss
Ian T. Komouss

More patriotic then Boston or Philadelphia or DC. Man, can I have some of the stuff you guys are smoking or the stacks of money your advertisers send you so you can decide what and how to write about something?


The first word said from the moon was, "Houston..."

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