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Flag Day As a 19-year-old schoolteacher Bernard Cigrand conceived the idea of celebrating the "birthday of the flag." Congress adopted the Stars and Stripes as the flag of the United States on June 14, 1777. Stony Hill School was the site of that modest first Flag Day in 1885. Cigrand went on to a career in dentistry in the Chicago area but he continued to promote Flag Day through speeches and newspaper articles. When Cigrand was 50 years old in 1916 President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed the nationwide observance of Flag Day. In 2004 the U.S.House of Representatives unanimously passed H. Res. 662, a resolution recognizing Ozaukee County as the birthplace of Flag Day. The Flag Day Museum is open on Flag Day plus any other day by appointment. For more information contact NFDF President Jack J. Janik at 262/692-9111 or cell 262/483-6078. Young people enjoy the 2012 parade Lynn's Creekside Specials Wed Nite: Rail Drinks & Domestic Beer $2.00 Thurs. Nite: Double Bubble 5-7pm Fish Fry's Everyday! Sat: Prime Rib all day Sun: Bloody Marys & Old Fashioneds $2.00 Great Burgers • Homemade Pizza and Fish Fry's Everyday Closed Mondays • Tue - Wed 4:00 pm-close, Thursday - Sat. 11:00 am-close, Sunday 10:00 am-close. Hwy 28, Batavia WI 920/994-4582 Random Lake Area Chamber of Commerce • (920) 994-9054 27

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