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Rennerdale in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

William T. Kerr

(1868-1953)

 
 
William T. Kerr Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, March 18, 2011
1. William T. Kerr Marker
Inscription. Known as “The Father of Flag Day,” he founded the American Flag Day Association and served as its president for fifty years. President Truman signed the Act of Congress that officially designated June 14 as Flag Day, with Kerr at his side, on August 3, 1949. Kerr lived here in Rennerdale, 1911-1928.
 
Erected 1999 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 40° 23.886′ N, 80° 8.413′ W. Marker is in Rennerdale, Pennsylvania, in Allegheny County. Marker is at the intersection of Noblestown Road (Pennsylvania Route 3048) and Columbia Street, on the right when traveling east on Noblestown Road. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Carnegie PA 15106, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Walker-Ewing Log House (approx. 1.4 miles away); Neville House (approx. 2.7 miles away); Heidelberg Raceway and Sports Arena (approx. 2.7 miles away); Old Saint Luke's Church (approx. 2.8 miles away); Honus Wagner (approx. 2.8 miles away); Bower Hill (approx. 3.3 miles away); Pittsburgh (approx. 4.3 miles away); Hand's Hospital (approx. 4.5 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. The History of Flag Day
William T. Kerr Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, March 18, 2011
2. William T. Kerr Marker
. (Submitted on March 18, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
2. "Father of National Flag Day Legislation". The Lincoln Highway National Museum & Archives (Submitted on March 18, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. Patriots & Patriotism
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 417 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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