Decades-Old Flag March Again Journeys to High-Flying Campus Landmark
– Photos by Whitnie-rae Mays, student photographer
Perched atop a 120-foot pole, the community flag at the Penn College entrance is visible from a number of local vantage points.
Flower beds along Hagan Way add a tad more color to the night's red, white and blue.
Spreading the Boy Scout motto, "Be prepared," to a parade-goer
Anthony DiSalvo and "Snuffy," the Old Lycoming Township Volunteer Fire Co.'s safety mascot
The color guard arrives
A proud participant
Marchers look to the high-flying icon overhead.
A star-spangled biker
Adorned for the occasion
Mementos, "a la cart."
A civic duty, well-performed
Scout troops were in abundance.
Marchers gather on the lawn near the campus entrance off Maynard Street.
A veteran holds high the symbol of his service.
Four-legged friends were welcome, too.
The Repasz Band, the oldest continuous nonmilitary band in the country, performs outside the SASC.
Tireless organizer Anthony DiSalvo takes to the podium, joined by state Rep. Rick Mirabito.
Hands over heart, the crowds joins a nationwide "Pledge."
A multigenerational celebration
Anthony DiSalvo (seated) consults with master of ceremonies William Carlucci, president of the Susquehanna Council Boy Scouts of America.
Among the spectators is DiSalvo's sister, Marguerite Wollet (right).
Thirteen folds into a tight triangle: Military personnel crisply demonstrate the proper way to fold the flag.
Bedecked and beaded, a parade participant intently follows the proceedings.
Tightly grasping the situation, a youngster assesses events from ground level.
The view from above
A sun-kissed crowd spills onto Hagan Way.
A finger-food treat
A focus on the flag
Late-evening sunshine makes one more splash as twilight nears.
At the end of a long march, a Cub Scout savors his reward.
Enjoying a traditional treat
A colorful display of patriotism
As part of his own "Tony Awards," DiSalvo announces the evening's winners in various categories.
A trophy and ice cream compete for a girl's attention.
A face of America's future
A spirited wave
"United We Stand," a framed photo montage by Fred Gilmour, "alongside" its inspiration
The calm before the throng
The Flag Day "guest of honor" is billowed by the breeze.