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That tiny notation at the bottom of your calendar tells you today is indeed Flag Day. And while many Angelenos are inadvertently and loosely interpreting that to mean "stick a Lakers flag on your car" it is actually (and obviously) a bigger deal on a national level. Besides waving your own Stars and Stripes or taking part in a parade, it's tough to commemorate the adoption of the flag.

To the north of us, at the state capitol building in Sacramento, the California Arts Council along with the "U.S. Postal Service and dozens of other organizations" will be unveiling "the California Imagination banner, a rendition of the state Bear Flag representing the arts of California," according to StreetInsider.com . The banner reflects a melding of hundreds of images from the arts gathered all over California, and today is the first time artist Jillian Kogan will share the final piece and stories behind its making in public.