Flag-bearing skydivers swoop into Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Five skydivers bearing enormous American flags have landed in a field next to the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia to celebrate Flag Day.

The skydivers are from Middletown, Ohio. They took part in Philadelphia’s Flag Day celebration Friday.

Dozens of children craned their necks in unison and cheered as the skydivers approached.

The skydivers seemed to float in the air for a few minutes, then swooped down and landed about 20 feet from the applauding crowd.

Professional skydiver and former Marine sergeant Paul Stanford says the weather and wind were perfect for the jump.

Flag Day events have taken place across the country. A huge American flag hangs from New York City’s George Washington Bridge. And military veterans are gathering in Texas to talk about their service.

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