With the anniversary of the birth of our nation, the Fourth of July, quickly approaching you’ll likely want to begin showing your patriotism. Many do this with red, white, and blue apparel, or flags displayed at their home. Others pull out their festive hats and even swimwear. Around the Fourth of July, patriotism is at an all time high. We all find ourselves excited to promote and support our great nation.
Supporting RED Friday is the perfect way to start gearing up for the upcoming patriotic holiday. The acronym RED stands for “Remember Everyone Deployed” in honor of those who can’t be home for holidays. RED Friday was created to remind American citizens of those who are overseas fighting for our freedom. This Friday tradition originated from an email chain sent to military families around the U.S. back in 2005. In fact, a copy of the email can be found on SNOPES.com. Following the original email, military spouses and families began wearing red on Friday’s to show their support for loved ones who were deployed. This tradition has spread through our country over time, reaching more families and loved ones.