With the 75th anniversary of the character approaching almost as fast him, a petition has been submitted to the White House requesting that the President of the United States of America honor the DC Comics superhero character The Flash by declaring February 11, 2015 the official “Flash Appreciation Day”.
The idea was presented by the team over at Nothing But Comics, who drew inspiration from the fifth episode of the second season of Justice League Unlimited. In the episode titled “Flash and Substance,” which originally aired on Feb. 11, 2006, The Rogues join forces and attempt to ruin Central City’s first “Flash Appreciation Day” by killing The Flash. The plan failed, of course.
Pointing out that 2015 marks the 75th anniversary of Flash Comics #1, which introduced Jay Garrick, bloggers suggest that “Flash Appreciation Day” could “honor the Flash in all his iterations, and focus public attention on this inspiring superhero.
Do you support the idea of a real life “Flash Appreciation Day”? If so, fans who wish to see this become an actual thing can sign the petition here. Share the petition with your fellow fans so that we can bring this important matter to President Obama’s attention and make this into reality. While we’re at it, let’s try to make it so we get “Flash Appreciation Day” off from work and/or school.