"Avenue of 444 Flags - Hermitage, PA" Sharon Off The Beaten Path Tip by lovemycacti
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Originally flown for the American hostages that were held in Iran between 1979 and 1981.
The story of this largest known display of flags in the world begins on November 4, 1979, when Iranian militant students took control of the American embassy and held 53 American citizens captive.
The owner of Hillcrest Memorial Park was convinced that this period in American history was too important to forget and determined to find a way to help Hermitage and the nation remember.
With the help of unemployed steel workers in the Valley and flags donated by the families of veterans buried at Hillcrest, an American flag for each day the hostages had been held, was raised.
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