This photo represents the 140th Flag Day—June 14, 1917. This year it is the 234th Flag Day. This week is known as “National Flag Week”. The president will usually issue a proclamation urging U.S. citizens to fly the American flag during this week. Parades and events are held in honor of the flag and the freedom it represents. Quincy, Massachusetts annually holds one of the longest-running Flag Day parades. Troy, New York annually holds the largest (typically 50,000 spectators) Flag Day parade based on the Quincy parade.