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Penn College again site of ‘Flags Across America’ ceremony

Blue skies and campus greenery frame "Old Glory," the focal point for Monday's community Flag Day celebration outside the SASC.
Blue skies and campus greenery frame “Old Glory,” the focal point for Monday’s community Flag Day celebration outside the SASC.

A communitywide Flags Across America ceremony, a Flag Day tradition near the base of the towering “Stars and Stripes” outside the Student & Administrative Services Center, was held Monday evening at Penn College. Individuals and organizations lined up in the large parking lot south of Madigan Library at 6:20 p.m. shortly before stepping off for a brief march to the SASC, where entertainment included a concert by the Repasz Band Brass Ensemble. Participants joined in a national Pledge of Allegiance at 7 p.m. The event honored the late Anthony L. DiSalvo, longtime organizer of the annual Flag March (altered this year due to COVID) and a driving force behind installation of the college’s 1,800-square-foot American flag more than two decades ago. The Williamsport Sun-Gazette, which recently editorialized about the college’s hosting of the event, recapped the evening in its Wednesday editions.

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