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A special Bicentennial flag was sent to the City of La Harpe from Governor Bruce Rauner and he asked the city to fly it on December 4th at 12:00. It will stay up for 1 year and be replaced if necessary.
City Alderman Ken Brown, a Veteran, said, "We encourage anybody who is interested to come and stand as the this flag and the American flag are raised at the north/east corner of the park on Monday. American Legion members will raise the flags."
Statewide counties and municipalities have been asked to coordinate an Illinois Bicentennial Flag Raising Ceremony on Monday, December 4, at 12:00 Noon CST to coincide with ceremonies throughout the state. As we approach Illinois' 200th year of statehood, these Ceremonies will help kickoff a yearlong celebration that will pay tribute to the people, places, and things that are being BORN, BUILT & GROWN here every single day.
Our Bicentennial is a once-in-a-lifetime invitation to fall in love with Illinois all over again, and it will showcase Illinois' influence on American history, achievement, culture, innovation, and more. Together, we can inspire pride in Illinois and show the world what makes this state so great.