Flag Day is coming. Can you guess what day?
Not many folks are aware that June 14th is FLAG DAY. Maybe it’s because I grew up in San Diego County (a very military area) that I know about these things. I don’t really know. But I have to say, I have always enjoyed observing it. Even as a kid I stuck flags either in the yard, or my bedroom window, or somewhere in the house if I could get my hands on one.
I hope you have a flag somewhere. If so, now is the time to go and try to locate it and dig it out. Perhaps you have one that you hang out in front of your home, or, perhaps you prefer one in your window. Maybe you have one of those table top stands that make for setting a flag on your kitchen or dining room table or even your desk at work.
So, just where did this special day come from? Well, President Woodrow Wilson (back in 1916) is the man that issued a proclamation that officially established June 14 as Flag Day. But it wasn’t until August 1949 (a few years after WWII) that National Flag Day was established by an Act of Congress.
Flag Day is not actually an official federal holiday. But good ole Pennsylvania made it a state holiday. Flag Day used to include parades and festivities.  The real question is, how will you celebrate it this year? My dining room table will be decorated, the door will have something too, and I think I’ll stick some flags in the grass again, just for old times sake.
Just my thoughts.