Sunday, June 14, 2009

Wave Your Red, White And Blue



Happy Flag Day! I had never even heard of this holiday until I moved up north a few years ago. In all my years living in southern states and even in the mid-west, I must say no one ever once mentioned Flag Day to me. Perhaps it's a regional thing? I don't know. What I do know is that it is all the rage up here! There are parades and music and hot dogs and confetti....the works. It's definitely a much much bigger deal than the Fourth of July in my particular city. My city is actually the Home of Uncle Sam (did you even realize he was a real person?) so perhaps that has something to do with it? Whatever the reason, I think it's a great little known holiday to celebrate with friends and family while watching a very long parade. The American flag is our most recognized and utilized symbol, afterall!

2 comments:

Pink Maple said...

It's definitely an overlooked holiday! Here in Boston, we celebrate Bunker Hill Day this Wednesday, so Flag Day is usually forgotten.

Mom x 2 said...

It is probably regional in its celebrations, but it's always been listed on June 14 on any calendar I've ever had. I've always lived in the midwest and I've never been to a flag day parade. Maybe it has to do with the Uncle Sam connection in your town?

Happy Flag Day!

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