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Breckenridge flies Old Glory for Flag Day

Breckenridge flies Old Glory for Flag Day
June 14
14:01 2018

American flags are flying all around town today in honor of Flag Day, June 14, courtesy of the Rotary Club of Breckenridge.

On June 14, 1777, the Continental Congress approved the design of a national flag, and  according to the U.S. Library of Congress, in 1916, President Woodrow Wilson issued a presidential proclamation establishing a national Flag Day on June 14. Congressional legislation designating that date as the national Flag Day was signed into law by President Harry Truman in 1949; the legislation also called upon the president to issue a flag day proclamation every year.

Around here today, the flags are waving in the warm breeze, as temperatures are expected to reach 99 this afternoon, and the winds have been steady around 10 miles per hour with gusts up to 18 mph. According to the National Weather Service, overnight we should see a drop in the temperature — to 75 degrees — but the wind should maintain 10-15 mph.

Friday is expected to be sunny, with a high near 98 and a south wind of 10 to 15 mph. Saturday’s forecast shows mostly sunny skies, with a high near 96 and south winds at 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

We can look for a slight change on Sunday, which is showing a prediction of a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Still, Sunday’s forecast is for a high near 95 with south-southeast winds of 10 to 15 mph. The rain chance continues over Sunday night and turns to 50 percent on Monday, with cooler temperatures expected and light southeast winds.
That rainy forecast continues on Tuesday and Wednesday with 30 and 40 percent changes of showers and thunderstorms.
Cutline, top photo: American flags wave in the breeze along Walker Street Thursday afternoon, June 14, in honor of Flag Day. (Photo by Tony Pilkington/Breckenridge Texan)
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