# Flag Day Mystery Cache

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BigBender: The container is non functional and too difficult to reproduce. I am opening up the area for other geocachces.

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A cache by BigBender
Hidden : 05/30/2011
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## Geocache Description:

The Cache IS at the Listed Coordinates

On June 14th, 1885, Bernard Cigrand, a 19 year old teacher at Stony Hill School, placed a 10 inch, 38- star flag in a bottle on his desk then assigned essays on the flag and its significance. This observance commemorated Congresses adoption of the Stars and Stripes as the flag of the United States on June 14, 1777. This observance was also the beginning of Cigrand’s long years of fervent and devoted effort to bring about national recognition and observance of Flag Day. The crowning achievement of his life came at age fifty when President Wilson, on May 30, 1916, issued a proclamation calling for a nationwide observance of Flag Day. Then in 1949, President Truman signed an Act of Congress designating the 14th day of June every year as National Flag Day. On June 14th, 2004, the 108th U.S. Congress voted unanimously on H.R. 662 that Flag Day originated in Ozaukee County, Wisconsin.

To honor this important celebration there is a cache container at the listed coordinates containing a supply of US flags. Please help yourself to one per finder. So how is this a puzzle cache? In order to sign the log and get Old Glory, you'll first have to determine the combinations of two three-digit locks on the container by answering the following question. To the nearest whole number, what is the percent red, white and blue in Old Glory?

Lock I (labeled I on the bottom) has the two digits for red plus the tens digit for white. Lock II (labeled II on the bottom) has the units’ digits for white and the two digits for blue. For example, if you determined the nearest whole percent of red, white and blue is 32, 33 and 35 percent, the combination of Lock I would be 323. The combination of lock II would be 335. You can make your own calculations or figure out which answers on the Internet might be correct. I chose to make my own calculations so hopefully they are correct.

The locks are a little tricky to close back up so I will give the methodology here and also include it with the cache log.
1. Return shackle to closed position and hold the shackle down.
2. Scramble the combination numbers to lock.

You can use Certitude to verify the combination numbers by entering the percentage red(ab), white(cd) and blue(ef) in the format N 29 44.abc, W 95 48.def where abc and def are the combinations of locks I and II.

You can validate your puzzle solution with certitude.