(lively marching band music) - the flag from washington state has a unique color. it also has unique origins, linking it to a box of cough syrup. author, randy howe has this week's dose of flag history. - washington state is unique for two reasons. it's the only green flag of the 50 states and it is also the only flag to include the image of a person on it, and obviously, that person is george washington. and it's from the portrait that was painted by gilbert stuart. he was an artist from rhode island. it's the most famous portrait of george washington, but there were brothers who were put in charge of creating the image for the flag and they went about designing it, coming up with all the different lettering. they had it perfect, except, the image they had of george washington came from a box of cough syrup, and it just wouldn't do, and in the 11th hour, they found gilbert stuart's portrait of george washington. they put it on the flag. it was accepted by the legislatures in washington, and we still have that flag today. - that's this week's flag facts. i'm eric.
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