Run It Up The Flagpole And See If Anyone Salutes It Day

The phrase “Run it up the flagpole and see if anyone salutes it” is a catchphrase that was popular during the mid-20th century in the United States. It means to present an idea and see if it is met with a favorable reaction. Now considered a cliché, this catchphrase is most often used in a humorous manner, although it should be said that there are still plenty of people who use it seriously.

This trite phrase has become the subject of a holiday that is now celebrated every January 2nd. This holiday is known as Run it Up The Flagpole & See If Anyone Salutes Day. It is a day on which people are encouraged to come up with exciting ideas and then present those ideas to anyone who will listen.

The History Of Run It Up The Flagpole & See If Anyone Salutes Day

At this time, we are unfortunately unable to uncover who invented this holiday. We think that maybe it was someone who liked this phrase and wanted an opportunity to use it in a humorous way. We will keep looking for the origins of this holiday, but we feel that the creators of this holiday will probably remain a mystery.

Some Fun Flagpole Related Facts

Okay, there are a few things that we would like to run up the flagpole. We would like to present the following flagpole facts to everyone and hope that they are met with approval by anyone reading about this holiday.

  • The plate or ball on top of a flagpole is called a truck.
  • The rope that ties the flag to the pole is known as a halyard.
  • The tallest U.S. flagpole is 400 feet high and is located in Wisconsin.

Observing Run It Up The Flagpole & See If Anyone Salutes Day

Go ahead and come up with some ideas and run them by friends or family members. Or, if you have an exciting idea that you think your boss can use, then feel free to run it past him or her.

Another way to celebrate this holiday is to take your great idea and turn it into a business opportunity. And the final way to celebrate this holiday is to use the hashtag #RunItUpTheFlagpole to encourage other people to share their great ideas on social media.

When is it?
This year (2024)
January 2 Tuesday
Next year (2025)
January 2 Thursday
Last year (2023)
January 2 Monday
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