Findlay Residents Urged To Celebrate Flag Day

The City of Findlay is encouraging everyone to fly their American Flag proudly on Sunday, which is Flag Day.

A post on the city’s social media says “I’m encouraging Findlay, Flag City USA, to wave their US Flags proudly, just like it was done in 1968.”

According to Visit Findlay, the road to Findlay becoming designated Flag City, USA began in 1968 when John B. Cooke moved to Findlay.

As a member of the Sons of the American Revolution, Cooke believed in the value of flying the American flag and went door-to-door in town asking residents and businesses alike to fly a flag on Flag Day, June 14th, 1968.

Cooke created a fund and purchased 14,000 small flags for the community.

Learn more about Findlay becoming known as Flag City, USA here.

In addition to flying your flag proudly, the city is encouraging people to get creative with a family art project of the U.S. Flag and maybe even some landscaping or exterior design.

The city wants people to share a picture of their flag or flag project to the city’s social media.

A Flag City, USA gift package provided by Visit Findlay will be awarded on Flag Day on Sunday.

Flag Day commemorates the adoption of the flag of the United States on June 14th, 1777.