Closing in on the tail end of Flag Week, today is officially Flag Day in America, so whether it's your country flag or your freak flag, feel free to fly it high.
235 years ago, the Continental Congress formally adopted the Stars and Stripes as America's national banner and it still stands as the symbol of USA pride that we know today.
It wasn't until 1916 that President Woodrow Wilson established June 14 as Flag Day. While not technically a national holiday (no mandatory bank or school closings nationwide), it's still a fine day to celebrate the star-spangled banner.
In true patriotic fashion, Happy Flag Day is trending on Twitter in the U.S. Here are some facts for the occasion.
Happy Flag Day! Fun Fact: The 3 most remote places the American flag is displayed; the Moon, Mount Everest and the North Pole. #FlagDay
— Jeff Pelletier (@JeffBC94) June 14, 2012
The @USArmy celebrates its 237th birthday today! Happy Birthday! And happy Flag Day! #ForAmerica
— Monica Crowley (@MonicaCrowley) June 14, 2012
Today in History - 1777:The Continental Congress adopted the Stars and Stripes as the national flag.Happy Flag Day people! #fb #in
— LeRoy Dennison (@ldennison) June 14, 2012
Happy Flag Day. For more on the history of the flag...you might want to check out the publication: "Our Flag"bookstore.gpo.gov/actions/GetPub…
— U.S. GPO (@USGPO) June 14, 2012
Happy Flag Day! I wonder if Roger Goodell is having a big party? twitter.com/PeytonsHead/st…
— Peyton's Head (@PeytonsHead) June 14, 2012
Today, June 14th, 2012 is USA Flag Day. Retweet this if you're proud to be an American. Happy Flag Day, everybody!! twitter.com/TheCatchFence/…
— The Catch Fence ™ (@TheCatchFence) June 14, 2012