Ceremony to include raising of bicentennial flag
The Harrison County Board of Commissioners will lead a kick-off ceremony Friday for the state’s bicentennial in 2016 with the raising of an Official Bicentennial Flag.
The ceremony, on Indiana Statehood Day (Dec. 11), will take place at noon at the courthouse in downtown Corydon.
The Indiana Association of Counties encourages all counties to raise the flag at government centers or courthouses Friday at noon.
‘The flag is a symbol of unity as we kick off the bicentennial year,’ Perry Hammock, executive director of the Indiana Bicentennial Commission, said. ‘In their hometowns and in their travels, Hoosiers will see the bicentennial flag waving all across the state during our year-long celebration.’
Commissioner Kenny Saulman, as the president of the commissioners, will read a proclamation declaring Indiana Statehood Day and the official kick-off of the bicentennial.
After the proclamation is read, the flag will be raised.
‘The Association of Indiana Counties is proud to play a part in this celebration of Indiana’s past, present and future through the donation of bicentennial flags to all 92 counties,’ David Bottorff, executive director of the Association of Indiana Counties, said. ‘The flag project is one of two AIC legacy projects endorsed by the Indiana Bicentennial Commission.’
The white flag presents the Indiana 200 Bicentennial logo in the blue and yellow of the Indiana state flag. Bicentennial flags are available in full size (3 feet by 5 feet) and in miniature (4 inches by 6 inches). They can be purchased at the Indianapolis office of the Indiana Historical Bureau and online at the IHB website, www.in.gov/history.