No shortage of patriotism in city for Flag Day march

The 35th annual Flags Across America March takes place at 6:30 p.m. Thursday.

It is a night where there is no shortage of patriotism in the city. Flags waving, Boy Scouts with reverence toward the nation and dressed up floats.

The march is a tradition for more than 30 years in Lycoming County, said Robert Weaver, co-chairman of the event.

The parade forms at Nichols Place and marches on West Fourth Street to Park Street at Pennsylvania College of Technology at 6:30 p.m. Participants may begin arriving at 5 p.m. to register at Nichols Place.

The Susquehanna Council of the Boy Scouts of America participate each year with individuals from Lycoming and surrounding counties.

It is a great opportunity to walk through the historic district of the city, looking at the homes and then marching toward the Pennsylvania College of Technology circle in front of the large American flag.

There will be musical selections, pets dressed up in the red, white and blue, members of the armed forces, church groups showing the foundation of the nation to be rooted in faith-based fundamentals and patriotic garb and activities.

Miniature flags will be handed out by the scouts and the speakers will touch on the importance of the flag and patriotism in America today.