Flags Over Murrysville

Frank Persia, Commander of American Legion Post 711 in Murrysville, Pa., pulls hundreds of American flags out of a storage shed to prepare them for the post’s annual Flags Over Murrysville display. Photo by Michael Henninger/The American Legion
Frank Persia, Commander of American Legion Post 711 in Murrysville, Pa., pulls hundreds of American flags out of a storage shed to prepare them for the post’s annual Flags Over Murrysville display. Photo by Michael Henninger/The American Legion
American Legion Post 711 Flags Over Murrysville coordinator Bob McKenna organizes volunteers gathered for the annual Flag Day event. The volunteers help post hundreds of American flags along several miles of Route 22 in Murrysville. Photo by Michael Henninger/The American Legion
American Legion Post 711 Flags Over Murrysville coordinator Bob McKenna organizes volunteers gathered for the annual Flag Day event. The volunteers help post hundreds of American flags along several miles of Route 22 in Murrysville. Photo by Michael Henninger/The American Legion
At their first stop along the route, a Welcome to Murrysville sign on Route 22, Bob McKenna, American Legion Post 711 coordinator for Flags Over Murrysville, helps unroll flags for volunteers Pam Toto, left, and Pam Hopper. Photo by Michael Henninger/The American Legion
At their first stop along the route, a Welcome to Murrysville sign on Route 22, Bob McKenna, American Legion Post 711 coordinator for Flags Over Murrysville, helps unroll flags for volunteers Pam Toto, left, and Pam Hopper. Photo by Michael Henninger/The American Legion
Volunteer Pam Toto places an American flag alongside a Welcome to Murrysville sign on Route 22. Toto volunteers as tribute to a friend who lost their life in the World Trade Center on 9/11. Photo by Michael Henninger/The American Legion
Volunteer Pam Toto places an American flag alongside a Welcome to Murrysville sign on Route 22. Toto volunteers as tribute to a friend who lost their life in the World Trade Center on 9/11. Photo by Michael Henninger/The American Legion
American Legion Post 711 Flags Over Murrysville Bob McKenna, drives an SUV hauling hundreds of American flags down Route 22 on Flag Day. The flags are placed by volunteers over several miles of the road. Photo by Michael Henninger/The American Legion
American Legion Post 711 Flags Over Murrysville Bob McKenna, drives an SUV hauling hundreds of American flags down Route 22 on Flag Day. The flags are placed by volunteers over several miles of the road. Photo by Michael Henninger/The American Legion
Volunteers Pam Toto, left, and Pam Hopper, right, place American flags along Route 22 on Flag Day. Hopper is a friend to Bob McKenna, the event's coordinator, and Toto volunteers as tribute to a friend who lost their life in the World Trade Center on 9/11. Photo by Michael Henninger/The American Legion
Volunteers Pam Toto, left, and Pam Hopper, right, place American flags along Route 22 on Flag Day. Hopper is a friend to Bob McKenna, the event's coordinator, and Toto volunteers as tribute to a friend who lost their life in the World Trade Center on 9/11. Photo by Michael Henninger/The American Legion
Volunteer Pam Toto jumps back to avoid being splashed by the dirty water that often sprays out of the flagpole's tube after placing it along Route 22 on Flag Day, Thursday, June 14, 2018. Toto volunteers on patriotic holidays to help place hundreds of flags along Route 22 as tribute to a friend who lost their life in the World Trade Center on 9/11.  Photo by Michael Henninger/The American Legion
Volunteer Pam Toto jumps back to avoid being splashed by the dirty water that often sprays out of the flagpole's tube after placing it along Route 22 on Flag Day, Thursday, June 14, 2018. Toto volunteers on patriotic holidays to help place hundreds of flags along Route 22 as tribute to a friend who lost their life in the World Trade Center on 9/11. Photo by Michael Henninger/The American Legion