Pat Shingleton for Friday, June 14, 2013

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Traveling the interstate, you’ll recognize the giant American flag at Robinson Brothers on Interline. Chip Robinson and his staff perform an incredible service to Old Glory and whether it’s a gentle breeze, or a hefty gust, the Robinson Brothers flag is a tremendous tribute. Today is Flag Day, originating in 1885 when schoolteacher B.J. Cigrand encouraged his students in Fredonia, Wis., to proudly display the flag of the United States of America. It also commemorates the official anniversary of the adoption of the Stars and Stripes at the Betsy Ross House on June 14, 1891. Our flag is flown from sunrise to sunset and illuminated at night. It shouldn’t be flown in rain or inclement weather and is raised briskly and at sunset lowered slowly.

Fastcast: Storms.