Birthplace of Flag Day
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member frankhj
N 43° 28.833 W 087° 58.828
16T E 420709 N 4814648
Quick Description: Marks the school house where Flag Day started on June 14, 1885.
Location: Wisconsin, United States
Date Posted: 7/19/2007 7:43:39 PM
Waymark Code: WM1WBV
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member The Cheeseheads
Views: 27

Long Description:
Here at Stony Hill School, Bernard J. Cigrand, 19 year old teacher and his students held the first recognized observance of "Flag Day Birth" on June 14, 1885 with a flag ten inches high, carrying 38 stars, standing in a bottle on the teacher's desk. After thirty-one years of crusading by Dr. Cigrand, President Woodrow Wilson on June 14, 1916, proclaimed the national observance of Flag Day.
County: Ozaukee

Location: Building

MarkerID: 115

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