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

William T. Kerr

(1868-1953)

 
 
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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.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Patriots & Patriotism. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #33 Harry S. Truman, and the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series lists. A significant historical date for this entry is June 14, 1794.
 
Location. 40° 23.886′ N, 80° 8.413′ W. Marker is in Collier Township, 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. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 145 Noblestown Rd, Carnegie PA 15106, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Walker-Ewing Log House (approx. 1.4 miles away); Oakdale Honor Roll
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By Mike Wintermantel, March 18, 2011
2. William T. Kerr Marker
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(approx. 2.4 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); Bridgeville Railroad Depot (approx. 3.2 miles away); Bower Hill (approx. 3.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Collier Township.
 
Also see . . .
1. The History of Flag Day. (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 Richmond, Virginia.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 14, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 18, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 615 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 18, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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