(The Root) — Though we’re notorious for being very vocal about how we’re not celebrating patriotic holidays like the Fourth of July, there are still those among us who have a bit of red, white and blue in our hearts.
Friday is Flag Day, a holiday that commemorates the adoption of the American flag. It’s also considered the birthday of the U.S. Army. Though it’s not an official federal holiday, many celebrate it across the nation, and on Twitter.
Black folks got in on the online lauding and celebrating, too. Here are a few Flag Day tweets from Cousin Larry and Aunt Ruth.
— Kerissa (@KTsDivaMom) June 14, 2013
Happy 238th birthday. Too the united states army .. . On this holiday we call flag day my mom is a vet of the army ans my brother serving ..
— ashley gandy (@armygirl90) June 14, 2013
It's Flag Day, go celebrate!!
— Cameron Baker (@KasualKam) June 14, 2013
Happy Flag Day
— Sir Mauryce Matthews (@MoeDiggity) June 14, 2013
Happy birthday to my mother! Hopefully, I'll spend some time w. her today. Also, happy flag day. Thanks to those who protects us everyday.
— Neeko Freeman (@Neeko_F) June 14, 2013
Today's June 14!! Happy Flag Day!! http://t.co/q0MIxnxDw9