Join our $17.77 Campaign!!
Honoring History, Educating Generations
Welcome to the official donation page for the Flag Day Monument in Batavia, Illinois! We're thrilled to introduce the "$17.77 Campaign," an opportunity for you to be part of this historic project that honors the legacy of the First Flag Act on June 14, 1777, and pays tribute to Bernard J. Cigrand's vital role in raising awareness of Flag Day. Cigrand, who lived and worked in Batavia, is considered by many to be the "Father of Flag Day."
Flag Day holds a special place in the heart of American history as the day when the Continental Congress established the first design for the United States flag. This symbol of unity and pride has evolved to represent the diverse tapestry of our nation. A driving force behind the recognition of Flag Day was Bernard J. Cigrand, a Wisconsin teacher turned Fox Valley dentist, who dedicated his life to promoting the importance of this day.
Educators: Guardians of Tradition
Educators have always played a significant role in shaping our nation's identity. Bernard J. Cigrand's efforts as a teacher, as well as many other educators, ignited the Flag Day movement, allowing it to grow and thrive. His commitment to instilling a sense of patriotism in the hearts of students and citizens alike has left an indelible mark on our nation.
Our Monument: More than Granite, Concrete and Brick
The Flag Day Monument is not just a physical structure; it's a living testament to our history and values. It stands as a symbol of the enduring spirit that brings us together. Beyond its architectural significance, this monument is designed to be an interactive educational space. It will serve as a beacon of knowledge, teaching visitors about the evolution of the American flag and the ideals it represents.
Support Your Local School
As a token of our appreciation for your generous support, we're offering a unique opportunity to contribute in support of Batavia's educational institutions. With your donation, you can select a Batavia School to show your support. In return, logo bricks of schools in Batavia will be installed at the Flag Day Monument, showing your commitment to education and community.
How to Donate
Participating in the "$17.77 Campaign" is as easy as clicking the "CONTRIBUTE" button below. Choose the amount that resonates with you and your desire to honor history while shaping the future. Your contribution, regardless of size, brings us one step closer to preserving the legacy of Flag Day and the pivotal role of educators in our nation's story.
Be Part of History, Be a Pillar of Knowledge
Together, let's make the Flag Day Monument a reality. Your donation will not only build a physical structure but also create a lasting impact by educating generations to come.
Thank you for your commitment to preserving history, honoring educators, and supporting local education!