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Beaver County Office:
3468 Brodhead Road, Suite 9
Monaca, PA 15061
Phone: (724) 728-7655
Fax: (724) 773-7802
Hours: Monday-Thursday 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Fridays 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Washington County Office:
(located in the Independence Township Municipal Building)
34 Campbell Street
P.O. Box 14
Avella, PA 15312
Phone: (724) 587-3095
Hours: Monday through Thursday: 9 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.

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107 Ryan office building 
P.O. Box 202015
Harrisburg PA 17120-2015
Phone: (717) 260-6144
House Approves Christiana Legislation to Ensure Upkeep of Veterans’ Graves
10/1/2018
HARRISBURG – The House of Representatives today unanimously advanced legislation to the Senate, authored by Rep. Jim Christiana (R-Beaver/Washington), which would ensure proper upkeep of the graves of Pennsylvania veterans.

“Our U.S. military personnel are willing to sacrifice their lives for us, so the least we can do for them and for their families is ensure the proper maintenance of their final resting places,” Christiana said.

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.

Christiana’s proposal 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’s an important sign of respect for our veterans, but also for their families and loved ones who visit their graves. They are able to see that their sacrifice is valued long after they leave us,” Christiana said.

The legislation 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.

Representative Jim Christiana
15th Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

Media Contact: Abbey Haslam
717.260.6222
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