Today Jasper city officials raised the Official Bicentennial Flag at Jasper City Hall along with cities and towns across the state. All flags were raised together during the noon hours and will continue to fly throughout the year. Mayor Terry Seitz 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.
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.