Turn Facebook Red, White And Blue On Flag Day

What kind of attention does Flag Day get on Facebook? You might be surprised how patriotic the social networking site will become this week.

You might think that the number of Facebook pages devoted to July 4 would be a reflection of how patriotic Facebook users are. But June 14 is Flag Day, and while this holiday doesn’t get the love that Independence Day receives, look around on Tuesday and you’ll see Old Glory flying high.

We thought it would be fun to see what kind of attention Flag Day gets on Facebook, since the social networking site is known as a platform for commemorating all sorts of, ahem, interesting appreciation days (National Doughnut Day, anyone?).

By far the largest June 14 movement is dedicated to turning “Facebook Red, White and Blue on Flag Day.” The page boasts an impressive 6,000 likes. Download a photo from the page to turn your screen saver into an image of Old Glory.

There’s also a page for Flag Day birthdays (Mine is one of them, though I won’t be expecting many birthday wishes since the page only has 22 likes.).

By far the most interesting nugget this researcher uncovered was the fact that June 14 is also the 236th birthday of the U.S. Army! There are lots of public events all around the nation being promoted right now on Facebook. Search online for an event near you to honor the red, white and blue.

Do you plan on using Facebook to celebrate Flag Day?