© Photographed September 29, 2017
Erected 1962 by Ozaukee County Historical Society
Waubeka, Ozaukee County, Wisconsin
43° 28.818′ N, 87° 58.833′ W
Here at Stony Hill School, Bernard J. Cigrand, 19 year old [sic] teacher and his students held the first recognized observance of “Flag Birth Day” 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.
The marker is located on the grounds of the Birthplace of Flag Day | Stony Hill School, and is accessible from southbound County Highway I, just south of its intersection with Fredonia-Kohler Road, Fredonia, Wisconsin 53021.
View from across County Highway I.
The east side of the school building.
The south side of the school building.
The original school bell, I presume . . .
The west (left) and south (right) sides of the building.
The above media file is in the public domain;140th U.S. Flag Day poster. 1777-1917. The birthday of the stars and stripes, June 14th, 1917. 'Tis the Star Spangled Banner, oh, long may it wave, o'er the land of the free and the home of the brave!" Library of Congress description: "Poster showing a man raising the American flag, with a minuteman cheering and an eagle flying above." (1917)
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The west side of the marker (identical to the east side).
Looking east across the corn fields.
Looking southwest, adjacent to the school building.
Looking west from the location parking lot.
The location is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
"A Date to Remember" is also at this location.
Plenty of signage leading to the marker location.
If you look closely in the top right corner, you'll see
the American flag flying at the location.
The Birthplace of Flag Day is located in Waubeka, Wisconsin.