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Seven New Flag Poles Honor Veterans in Schuylkill County

KLINE TOWNSHIP -- With Memorial Day weekend upon us, many are doing their part in honoring the fallen and paying respect to those who gave all for their country.

People gathered in Schuylkill County Saturday afternoon for the unveiling of new flag poles along Market Street in Kelayres. The flag poles are meant to bring attention to POWs and military veterans.

Seven flags were raised to honor the community's veterans in Schuylkill County.

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  • Bill Jameson, Vet & Flag Advocate

    About the seven new flag poles in Kline Township to honor veterans, it is unfortunate that those involved are unaware of the correct order these flags should be displayed. According to the nation’s Order of Precedence For Flags, Department of Defense Directive 1005.8 and the US Flag Code, when displayed in a row at the same height, the correct order of flags from left to right would be: US flag, US Army, US Marine Corps, US Navy, US Air Force, US Coast Guard and POW/MIA.

    Also the Welcome sign has the 5 Military Service Emblems or insignia. They should also be arranged from left to right in the correct order according to DOD Directive 1005.8: US Army, US Marine Corps, US Navy, US Air Force, and US Coast Guard.

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