Did you know that there is a chance we could NOT have recognized Flag Day this year? Or any year, for that matter. Flag Day is celebrated on June 14 and commemorates the adoption of the red, white and blue flag we pledge allegiance to. In 1916, President Woodrow Wilson issued the proclamation officially establishing June 14 as Flag Day, yet it is not an official federal holiday. Each year, it is at the President’s discretion to proclaim the official observance.
Thankfully, we have something to celebrate this year! Parades are one of the most common ways to celebrate Flag Day, with the longest-running Flag Day parade taking place in Quincy, Massachusetts. This parade began in 1952 and is still going strong.
A fun and festive treat to take along with you to celebrate the red, white and blue are Red White and Blue Bunny Rice Krispies Ice Cream Treats. Also, a flavorful way to celebrate our flag is the Bomb Pop; a red, white and blue dose of cool goodness. Coincidentally, the Bomb Pop has its own day of celebration — the last Thursday of June to be exact. Grab some Bomb Pops and celebrate National Bomb Pop Day and Flag Day this week!