Two events with special meaning

By Patrick Fisher

This week has two important events that hold special meaning to many people. Wednesday was Flag Day and this Sunday is Father’s Day.

While Flag Day is now a national holiday, it started out with only a few people first observing it. Connected to the origin of the holiday are two teachers. The holiday is believed to have started in 1885 in Wisconsin, when schoolteacher B.J. Cigrand arranged for his students to observe June 14 as Flag Birthday. That date was the 108th anniversary of the official adoption of The Stars and Stripes.

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