Every year on Flag Day, Batavia honors Dr. Bernard Cigrand, a dentist for decades in downtown Batavia who was one of the original advocates for having a national day of recognition for the American flag. In 1916, President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed a day each year to celebrate the American flag, according to the release.

Join in the groundbreaking ceremony for a new Flag Day Monument in Batavia on June 14, 6:00 pm.