Where should I go for Flag Day?
Whilst Flag Day is celebrated all across America, there are specific regions that commemorate the occasion far more enthusiastically than others, and these places are ideal locations to visit if you’re feeling patriotic on June 14th, if in keeping with your lifestyle and budgetary requirements, of course. Fairfield, Washington, for example, takes great pride in organising the world’s oldest Flag Day parade, which has commenced annually since 1909 or 1910, with 1918 the only possible exception; several other commemorative events occur throughout the city on the same date. The oldest National Flag Day parade, meanwhile, is held in Appleton, Wisconsin, and has been continuously since 1950. Such commitment contributed to the city being named the “Most Patriotic in America” by AmericaTheBeautiful.com in 2008. And Quincy, Massachusetts is another flag bearer (pun intended) for the event, describing the annual Flag Day parade it has staged since 1952 as “the longest-running parade of its kind in the nation.” For America’s largest Flag Day parade, Troy, New York is the place to be, with the area drawing inspiration from its Quincy counterpart to attract 50,000 revellers year upon year, and Three Oaks, Michigan hosts by far the most comprehensive event in the form of a three-day long Flag Day parade.