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Wind-swept flag snaps to attention for patriot’s final parade

Under beautiful blue skies (and a blustery wind that lifted the American flag to fittingly full display), "Tony" passes beneath the landmark he marshaled and maintained.
Under beautiful blue skies (and a blustery wind that lifted the American flag to fittingly full display), “Tony” passes beneath the landmark he marshaled and maintained.
Saluting a fallen comrade
Saluting a fallen comrade
An honor guard from Bald Eagle Battalion, including ROTC cadets from Penn College, pays its respects.
An honor guard from Bald Eagle Battalion, including ROTC cadets from Penn College, pays its respects.

Friday’s funeral procession for Anthony L. DiSalvo, organizer of the annual Flag March that culminates each June in a ceremony under the 1,800-square-foot “Old Glory” at Penn College, drove by the community landmark on its way to Wildwood Cemetery. The cortege circled the main campus entrance at mid-afternoon, passing by the Flags Across America installation that DiSalvo helped facilitate in 2000. Penn College and Lycoming College cadets from Bald Eagle Battalion served as honor guard, saluting as the hearse headed back toward Maynard Street.