Are you flying 'Old Glory' on Flag Day?

Flag Day is celebrated each year on June 14 and it's always great to see lots of 'Stars and Stripes' waving in the Wyoming wind. Where's Cheyenne's biggest flag?

The celebration of Flag Day commemorates the adoption of the United States flag on June 14, 1777. Many communities have a parade to show off all of their flags and instill patriotism among their citizens.

I've seen lots of flags flying all around Cheyenne, where have you seen the biggest one? Not that bigger is always better, but you sure can see it easier and from farther away when it's large. I think the flag over the Perkin's Restaurant on Dell Range is probably Cheyenne's biggest. The restaurant chain is known for flying some of the largest flags manufactured in the United States. The average size of their flags is 20 feet by 30 feet.

This year's Flag Day falls during a period of National Mourning for those killed in the Orlando nightclub shooting. Flags have been ordered to be flown at half staff until sundown on June 16. If your flag cannot be lowered to half staff, it's still respectful to fly it on Flag Day as is or you can attach a black ribbon to the top.

The flag flown at Fort McHenry, which inspired Francis Scott Key to write what became our National Anthem, was measured at 30 feet by 42 feet. A much larger flag than any waving over Cheyenne.

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