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Keeping PA Veterans’ Flags Flying On Their Graves

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HARRISBURG – The PA House passed and sent to the state Senate, a bill which would ensure proper upkeep of the graves of Pennsylvania veterans. Under current law, counties are required to place a marker and a U.S. flag on the graves of all honorably discharged veterans. These U.S. flags are to remain up from Memorial Day through the Fourth of July. House Bill 1471 would enhance current law to ensure cemeteries remove torn and weathered flags after the Fourth of July annually, and allow a veteran’s family member to keep them if they choose. It would also clarify current law to ensure greater communication between cemeteries, local veterans organizations, and county commissioners, who are currently required to provide the flags.

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