Pat Shingleton’s Weather News for June 14, 2014

Hopefully you’re “flyin’ the flag” today.

Our own giant American flag is at Robinson Brother’s at Airline and Sherwood. Chip Robinson’s dad, Mackey, began this tradition of flying Old Glory. Whether it’s a gentle breeze or a hefty gust, the Robinson Brother’s flag is a tremendous tribute.

Today is Flag Day, originating in 1885 when B.J. Cigrand encouraged his students in Fredonia, N.Y., to proudly display the flag of the United States of America.

Today also commemorates the official anniversary of the adoption of the Stars and Stripes at the Betsy Ross House on June 14, 1891.

Ours is flown from sunrise to sunset, illuminated at night. It shouldn’t be flown in rain or inclement weather. It is raised briskly and lowered slowly at sunset.