The small American flags fly, row after row, above the grave of every veteran in Clarion County, and this year will be no exception.
That may not be true in every county in Pennsylvania however as the flags were a victim of the COVID-19 virus.
Clarion County Veterans Affairs director Judy Zerbe said the manufacturer she uses, Montgomery County-based Flagzone, has been shut down.
“I was able to get flags through a company in Illinois,” said. “They are 8 by 12 instead of 12 by 18, the size we usually have.”
“They arrived last Thursday afternoon,” said Zerbe, who has been laid off from the county during the COVID-19 crisis. “I sorted them Friday and many of the cemeteries picked up the flags on Friday.”
“The flags will be flying in Clarion County,” said Zerbe.