Rain can't ruin Waubeka's Flag Day celebration

Posted at 4:31 PM, Jun 10, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-11 00:09:47-04

For more than seven decades, a small community in southeast Wisconsin has dedicated a day to patriotism. 

Waubeka is the birthplace of Flag Day and every June, the community hosts a program and a parade paying tribute to the Stars and Stripes. 

Click here to read about the history of Flag Day, from the National Flag Day Foundation.

Sunday’s rainy weather didn’t get in the way of this year’s tradition.

“We had no idea before we moved here that this was such a big deal,” said one woman. 

Local streets are closed for the parade, consisting of marching and military bands, boy scout troupes, police and paramedics. 

“We have to show everybody that there is a lot of good in the country as well,” said President of the National Flag Day Foundation, David Janik. 

Governor Scott Walker traveled to Waubeka for the day’s festivities. 

“To have kids think about the importance of the flag and all that is stands for, now as it was then, it’s important,” said Governor Walker.