Let's celebrate! June 14 is Flag Day. Can't make it to Washington, D.C. to visit the Smithsonian Institute National Museum of American History? Hold your own celebration with fudgy chocolate brownies! Patriotic themed gifts are available on www.brownies.com!
Fun facts about Flag Day:
In the US, Flag Day is celebrated on June 14. It commemorates the adoption of the flag of the US, which happened that day by resolution of the 2nd Continental Congress in 1777.
In 1916, Pres. Woodrow Wilson issued a proclamation that established June 14 as Flag Day; in August 1949, National Flag Day was established by an Act of Congress.
Flag Day is not an official federal holiday, though on June 14, 1937, PA became the first (and only) U.S. state to celebrate Flag Day as a state holiday, beginning in the town of Rennerdale.
One of the longest-running Flag Day parades is held annually in Quincy, MA, which began in 1952, celebrating its 59th year in 2010. The 59th Annual Appleton WI 2009 Flag Day Parade featured the U.S. Navy. The largest Flag Day parade is held annually in Troy, NY, which bases its parade on the Quincy parade and typically draws 50,000 people.
Perhaps the oldest continuing Flag Day parade is at Fairfield, WA. Beginning in 1909 or 1910, Fairfield has held a parade every year since, with the possible exception of 1918, and celebrated the "Centennial" parade in 2010, along with some other commemorative events. Source: WikipediaHappy Birthday Stars and Stripes!