A few weeks back a friend and I were pulling into my parents driveway. As we were pulling in my dad was walking outside to put out our flag. My friend asked me if that was something my dad did everyday. I hadn't ever given it much thought that not everyone flies the flag outside their home. My grandparents had a huge flagpole in their backyard and I remember going out as a kid some mornings to help my grandmother hoist it up. And yes...my dad brings the flag out on days that it's OK to fly.
Today is flag day... so I did a little research to the dos and donts.
A little history lesson... over 40 nations have a flag day. We observe ours on June 14th because it was on this day in 1777 that our flag was officially adopted.