June 14, Flag Day & Dr. Bernard Cigrand

Jun 14, 2022 | Featured, Video

Dr. Bernard Cigrand (1866-1932) is known as the “Father of Flag Day” and was also a well-known local dentist who lived and practiced his profession in Chicago, Batavia, and Aurora.

Throughout his dental career, he campaigned tirelessly to have June 14 declared as a special day of observance to honor the United States flag. In 1916, President Woodrow Wilson issued a proclamation that June 14 would become a national day to celebrate the birth of our flag.

The Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley published a video (watch below), with the assistance of the Aurora Historical Society, on the life of Dr. Cigrand.