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Flag Day 2023



Wednesday, June 14th is Flag Day in the United States.  Batavia has a special connection with Flag Day because of Dr. Bernard Cigrand, a dentist in Batavia for decades who is considered by many to be the Father of Flag Day.  Dr. Cigrand worked tirelessly to promote a day of recognition for the American Flag, and on June 14, 1916 President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed such a day throughout the United States.  Every June 14, Batavia celebrates our nation's emblem, the Stars and Stripes and pays tribute to Dr. Cigrand for all he means to our community.  


WHEN:  Wednesday, June 14 from 6:30. to 8:00pm


WHERE:  Peg Bond Center on Batavia's Riverwalk


WHY:  To celebrate Flag Day, honor Dr. Cigrand and learn about the progress of the Flag Day Monument being built next to Batavia City Hall by the Fox Valley Patriotic Organization 


WHO:  All Batavia's and citizens of the Fox Valley area and beyond are invited (no cost)

WHAT:  Patriotic music will be provided by the Batavia Community Band and DuPage Male Barbershop Chorus.  All participants can learn about and check out the construction of the Flag Day Monument which will be completed early fall and dedication on October 1, 2023.  Food trucks will be available, historical flags will be on display, sign the Flag Day banner that will be put in the time capsule of the monument this fall, be a part of the drone photography of all participants gathered around the monument.  

BRICK SALES:  At this website, you can also purchase a brick to honor your family, business or organization which will become a part of this national-caliber Flag Day Monument.  

***The first batch of ordered bricks will be submitted for production on June 1 and set into the monument in August.  Hurry to purchase your brick now to make sure it will bee a part of the Flag Day Monument for our October 1st ribbon cutting celebration.  Bricks ordered later in the summer and thereafter will be placed in the monument at later times***


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