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Renamed in memoriam, Flag March again capped by campus celebration

The 36th annual Anthony DiSalvo Flags Across America March, reborn in tribute to its late founder and christened with a cool breeze and ample sunshine, traveled Friday evening from nearby Nichols Place to the 60-by-30-foot “Old Glory” that adorns Penn College’s main entrance. During a ceremony outside the Student & Administrative Services Center, participants joined in a national recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance at 7 p.m., listened to stirring patriotic music, honored the veterans among them, and heard from elected officials and Scouting leaders. Trophies were presented in a number of categories, carrying on a tradition begun by DiSalvo – celebrated as a “veteran, a patriot and a Boy Scout” – and the crowd enjoyed hot dogs and bottled water at the proceedings’ close.

– Photos by Tom Wilson, writer/editor-PCToday



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