There's Free Fun To Be Had On Flag Day

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Happy Flag Day! Seriously... We love Flag Day. Today’s the day to host a barbeque, attend fireworks, keep the kids from burning off their fingers with sparklers…wait, that’s Fourth of July. Flag Day is a bit more staid—a day to observe and appreciate the history of the red, white, and blue, first celebrated in Pennsylvania in 1937—but if it's free, we're in. Plus, we need a topic to mock on an otherwise uneventful Monday.

Traditional fans of Flag Day who celebrated over the weekend with free events for residents include Quincy, MA, Appleton, WI, and Troy, NY. If you live in New York City, don’t worry that you missed out—there are still events to enjoy.

Did you know that Flag Day began with an essay contest in 1885? Learn more about the holiday’s history at the website for the National Flag Day Foundation.

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