Flag Day helps showcase American pride in La Crosse, around nation
First recognized formal observance was at Stoney Hill School in Waubeka, Wis., in 1885
LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) – Community members are marking Flag Day, a day to commemorates the adoption of the flag of the United States.
Wisconsin can take a little extra pride in the celebration.
The first recognized formal observance was at Wisconsin’s Stoney Hill School in Waubeka, way back in 1885.
For local veterans, the flag is a lot like the nation.
“It’s gone through the Civil War, World Wars, Vietnam, Iraq, Afghanistan. And the flag symbolizes what a republic and democratic principles really are,” said James Binish, outgoing commander of American Legion Post 336.
In 1916, President Woodrow Wilson issued a proclamation that officially established June 14 as Flag Day.
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