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This Friday, Jasper city officials will raise the Official Bicentennial Flag at Jasper City Hall along with cities and towns across the state.

All flags will be raised together at noon EST and will continue to fly throughout the year. Jasper Mayor Terry Seitz will read a proclamation announcing the kickoff of Indiana’s Bicentennial year.

Executive Director of the Indiana Bicentennial Commission Perry Hammock says the flag is a symbol of unity as the commission kicks off the Bicentennial.  He says in their hometowns and in their travels, Hoosiers will see the Bicentennial flag waving all across the state during the year-long celebration.

Flags were made available through the generous sponsorship of MacAllister Machinery Company and the Association of Indiana Counties.

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’ by 5’) and in miniature (4” by 6”). They can be purchased at the Indiana Historical Bureau and online at the IHB website, just in time for the holiday shopping season.

The Indiana Bicentennial Commission is a fifteen-member body, chaired by Former Lieutenant Governor Becky Skillman and Former U.S. Congressman Lee Hamilton, charged with overseeing the planning and execution of a statewide celebration for Indiana’s 200th birthday.

First Lady Karen Pence serves as the Official Bicentennial Ambassador. Indiana’s 2016 Bicentennial celebration aims to honor the state’s 200 years of history, and do so in a way that engages all Hoosiers and leaves a lasting legacy for future generations. The commission encourages every community in Indiana to take part in this unique celebration.

Once again the official bicentennial flag will be raised at Noon Friday at Jasper City Hall along with cities and towns across the state. It will continue to fly throughout the year.

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