The origin of Flag Day is traced to Waubeka. In 1885, Stony Hill School teacher Bernard John Cigrand displayed a 10-inch (25 cm) flag in an inkwell and had his students write essays on what the flag meant to them. He told the students that June 14th was the birthday of the flag. The school is now considered a historic site.
Waubeka is home to the National Flag Day Foundation Americanism Center.