When we as Americans bask in the glory of our heritage, we tend to do so on a sizzling summer day with a cold beer along with a nearly endless supply of hotdogs and hamburgers on the grill. Of course, this ideal scenario usually takes place on July 4, and not on June 14, which is designated as Flag Day.
While Flag Day has all of the necessary red, white and blue flair and is the epitome of American pride, it lacks the fantastical substance that makes our Independence Day a moment for careless jubilation, coupled with alcohol and fireworks.
However, this is not to diminish the historical significance of Flag Day and its importance to everyone who lives in this fine nation. On June 14, 1777, our country adopted the flag of the United States, by resolution of the Second Continental Congress. In 1916, Woodrow Wilson issued a proclamation that officially established June 14 as Flag Day. While not a official federal holiday, Flag Day is still essential to our country’s short but monumental history as it is representative of our tangible pride as proud Americans.
But enough of the history lessons and patriotic rhetoric, let’s get to what makes this day truly worth getting amped up for: the abundance of hilarious memes.