A patriotic ceremony took place Wednesday night in Harborcreek at a flag retirement service and ceremony.
It was also a chance for some families of local fallen soldiers to reflect.
Some2,000 flags that lined the bridges this summer, and stood over the graves of fallen soldiers, were ceremonially burned.
The fathers of two fallen Harborcreek soldiers, Airman Bryan Bell and Army Sergeant Don Oaks, Jr., were at the ceremony.
"I think its a heck of a gesture a lot of time went into tying all of the flags on bridges," said Rick Bell, father of Ryan. "It says something of that kind of dedication and sense of honor for the troops that have passed away."
"Its part of healing," said Don Oaks, father of Don. "Bob [Boyd] does this all the bridges we all help out but Bob does most of the work, its very rewarding."
Boyd, a U.S.. Navy veteran, who was instrumental in putting the flags on the bridges, was also on hand for the ceremony.