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West Newton Avenue of Flags on display for 25th year

Dan Speicher

Volunteers on Friday helped assemble the 25th annual West Newton Cemetery Avenue of Flags, a Memorial Day tradition.

More than 350 full-sized flags are given by a family member in honor of a local veteran who has passed away.

About 40 students from the Yough High School student council, along with members of West Newton VFW Post 7812 and West Newton Moose No. 31, were among those who raised flagpoles, attached plaques and unfolded flags that line the roads of the cemetery at 210 Vernon Drive.

The flags will remain on display until June 1.

Dan Speicher is a Tribune-Review photographer. You can contact Dan by email at [email protected] or via Twitter .


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Students from Yough High School student council help install the 25th Annual Avenue of Flags at West Newton Cemetery on Friday, May 10, 2019.
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The 25th Annual Avenue of Flags at West Newton Cemetery on Friday, May 10, 2019.
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Youth seniors Hannah Ucman, left, Cassidy Glesk, Autumn Baumeister and Julia Kegg help install the 25th annual Avenue of Flags at West Newton Cemetery on Friday, May 10, 2019.
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Youth seniors Hannah Ucman, left, Cassidy Glesk, Autumn Baumeister and Julia Kegg help install the 25th annual Avenue of Flags at West Newton Cemetery on Friday, May 10, 2019.
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West Newton residents Stephanie Sanner, left, Dustin Sanner raise a flag as Charlie Karsnevich watches it unfurl as part of a volunteer effort to install the 25th annual Avenue of Flags at West Newton Cemetery on Friday, May 10, 2019.
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Jason Kramer, left, of Scottdale, and Mary Zipfel, a Yough High School senior, help to install the 25th annual Avenue of Flags at West Newton Cemetery on Friday, May 10, 2019.
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Students from Yough High School student council help install the 25th Annual Avenue of Flags at West Newton Cemetery on Friday, May 10, 2019.
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Linda Huss, 74, of Elizabeth Township, picks up bags during the installation of the 25th annual Avenue of Flags at West Newton Cemetery on Friday, May 10, 2019.
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Linda Huss, 74, of Elizabeth Township, picks up bags during the installation of the 25th annual Avenue of Flags at West Newton Cemetery on Friday, May 10, 2019.
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Yough seniors Sabrina Hodge (from left), Madison Brown, Becca Ghion and Dakota Cochran raise a flag during the installation of the 25th annual Avenue of Flags at the West Newton Cemetery on Friday, May 10, 2019.
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Jason Kramer, left, of Scottdale, and Mary Zipfel, a Yough High School senior, help to install the 25th annual Avenue of Flags at the West Newton Cemetery on Friday, May 10, 2019.
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Students from Yough High School student council help install the 25th Annual Avenue of Flags at the West Newton Cemetery on Friday, May 10, 2019.
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Students from Yough High School student council help install the 25th Annual Avenue of Flags at the West Newton Cemetery on Friday, May 10, 2019.
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The 25th Annual Avenue of Flags at West Newton Cemetery on Friday, May 10, 2019.
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Yough seniors Becca Ghion, left, Madison Brown and Sabrina Hodge raise a flag during the installation of the 25th annual Avenue of Flags at West Newton Cemetery on Friday, May 10, 2019.
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