In the United States, Flag Day is celebrated on June 14. It commemorates the adoption of the Flag of the United States which happened on that day in 1777 by resolution of the Second Continental Congress. The United States Army also celebrates the Birthday of the Army on June 14.
Years ago before we became so apathetic to patriotism, Flag Day was celebrated in a big, although informal, way with parades. Growing up in New York during the 40’s and early 50’s when military ships docked in New York’s harbor, the men and women were given shore leave and spontaneous parades and block parties were celebrated. Fires escapes would be decorated. Gold Star Moms had their plaque in the window and flags were waving.
The streets would be flooded with soldiers, sailors, marines, WACS, WAVES, WASPS and people cheered as they passed by. So sad that this has all passed us by and younger generations don’t get that “rush” as the flag passes. God Bless America and God Bless Our Troops.