United across the celebration of the image of America, native leaders, residents and younger scouts celebrated the 42nd annual Flags Throughout America March at Pennsylvania Faculty of Know-how on Tuesday.
“It’s critical that the nation honors and values the flag and the nation it represents.” The grasp of ceremonies stated Invoice Carlucci.
Williamsport Mayor Derek Slaughter and all three Lycoming County commissioners had been additionally current.
“Flag Day is a crucial vacation with an extended and wealthy historical past.” stated Slaughter.
Slaughter gave a quick historical past of the day and defined the fundamentals of the native vacation. Celebrated in June 1916, the native vacation was first based by Anthony DiSalvo.
“Tony DiSalvo beloved his God, his nation, his household, and his scouts.” Lycoming County Commissioner Scott Metzger stated. “He was a task mannequin for all younger individuals and he actually beloved this present day.”
A lot of Anthony DiSalvo’s relations had been current, together with his son, Tony DiSalvo III.
“My father could be so proud and honored to know that this occasion continues to be occurring.” he stated.
Lots of the younger individuals current represented numerous troops of scouts within the space and had been urged to maintain the vacation alive in the identical method.
“Today is a chance to show a easy however profound lesson that, though we could also be a various individuals, the beliefs of the flag stay the identical.” stated Commissioner Rick Mirabito. “Your participation is so vital to us, as a result of then we all know that what the flag is is transmitted.”
Recognizing the nation’s variations and uniting round similarities was a standard theme all through the night time.
“Our nation appears to be in peril”, stated Commissioner Tony Mussare. “We’re so divided, so illiberal … we’re a nation of immigrants and of numerous variations. The 13 colonies had been the identical, however they knew they needed to unite they usually did so below one flag and below one nation. ”
The historic band Repasz sang marches and well-known patriotic songs all through the occasion.
One of many issues that many Boy Scout bands do is to withdraw damaged and used American flags in an official method. Scout leaders have urged anybody with a extensively used flag to donate it to scouts.
Members of the 38B Scout Troop from St. Ann’s in Loyalsock formally withdrew an American flag throughout the ceremony.