Flag Day March Culminates in Solemn Salute to Old Glory

  • Published June 15, 2017
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Williamsport’s annual Flag Day march, which formed a few blocks from Penn College, made its way to the 30-by-60-foot American flag outside the Student & Administrative Services Center as a community tradition was renewed on a pleasant Wednesday night.

– Photos by Tia G. La, student photographer

The Flags Across America March travels east on Hagan Way, nearing its destination outside the Student & Administrative Services Center.

The Flags Across America March travels east on Hagan Way, nearing its destination outside the Student & Administrative Services Center.

Master of ceremonies William P. Carlucci presents a trophy to event founder "Anthony L. DiSalvo, in recognition of a lifetime of service to the flag of the United States of America and to the republic for which it stands."

Master of ceremonies William P. Carlucci presents a trophy to event founder “Anthony L. DiSalvo, in recognition of a lifetime of service to the flag of the United States of America and to the republic for which it stands.”

Attendees stand together as part of a nationwide pledge.

Attendees stand together as part of a nationwide pledge.

The Repasz Band entertains the crowd with patriotic selections from its time-tested repertoire.

The Repasz Band entertains the crowd with patriotic selections from its time-tested repertoire.

Rodney O. Brien, a member of the Korean War Veterans Honor Guard, joins colleagues in tribute.

Rodney O. Brien, a member of the Korean War Veterans Honor Guard, joins colleagues in tribute.

In heartfelt allegiance

In heartfelt allegiance

Albert Campbell, one of a crowd of Scouts in attendance, shows his reverence.

Albert Campbell, one of a crowd of Scouts in attendance, shows his reverence.

Vets' faces offer a striking tableau of selfless service.

Vets’ faces offer a striking tableau of selfless service.

A young patriot adds to Scouting's sizable presence.

A young patriot adds to Scouting’s sizable presence.

Whether on foot power or some other means of transport, fans of the Stars and Stripes make their way to campus.

Whether on foot power or some other means of transport, fans of the Stars and Stripes make their way to campus.

Lycoming County Commissioner Rick Mirabito shares a colonial history lesson of America's earliest days.

Lycoming County Commissioner Rick Mirabito shares a colonial history lesson of America’s earliest days.

Scouts exhibit the proper way to fold a flag.

Scouts exhibit the proper way to fold a flag.

Measuring 1,800 square feet, the largest American flag permitted to fly from a pole, the Stars and Stripes swells with national pride in a pre-summer evening's breeze.

Measuring 1,800 square feet, the largest American flag permitted to fly from a pole, the Stars and Stripes swells with national pride in a pre-summer evening’s breeze.

 

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