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Breckenridge shows its patriotic colors on Flag Day

Breckenridge shows its patriotic colors on Flag Day
June 14
12:24 2019

Breckenridge is showing its patriotic spirit today in honor of Flag Day, June 14, with American flags all around town, courtesy of various organizations, including 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.

Today, the skies are clear and the flags are waving in a warm breeze, as temperatures are expected to reach 92 this afternoon, and the strong south winds are at about 20 miles per hour with gusts up to 32 mph. According to the National Weather Service, Saturday should start off mostly sunny with a high of 97 degrees predicted. But, rain chances return to the forecast Saturday night and continue on Sunday and through Tuesday night.

Cutline, top photo: American flags flutter in the breeze at the corner of Walker and McAmis streets in front of the First United Methodist Church’s Christian Life Center on Friday morning, June 14, in honor of Flag Day. Also up and down Walker Street are flags put out by the Rotary Club. (Photo by Tony Pilkington/Breckenridge Texan)

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