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Statehood Day 2015
Start Date: 4/1/2016Start Time: 8:00 AM
End Date: 4/1/2016
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Statehood Day 2015

Statehood Day, Dec. 11 2015, was the kick off for Indiana’s Bicentennial. On that day, 400 fourth grade students gathered at the Statehouse to be part of the celebration. The students learned not only about the Bicentennial but about several aspects of Indiana history. They submitted names for the Commission’s fiberglass bison, who we now call Abe. The students heard from Governor Mike Pence, First Lady Karen Pence, Indiana Senator Jim Merritt and others.
“Indiana has a remarkably rich history and an even brighter future,” Governor Pence said. “Throughout our bicentennial year, Hoosiers across the state will celebrate Indiana with community-led projects that focus on history, natural conservation, community involvement, and most importantly, the education and well being of Indiana children.”
Governor Pence read a resolution outlining the state’s focus on children in the bicentennial year. The resolution called on Hoosier leaders to pursue policies and programs that will ensure Indiana children born in 2016 will have the best opportunities available to them throughout their lives.
First Lady Karen Pence represents the Bicentennial Commission as its official ambassador. She spoke on the importance of the Bicentennial celebration including legacy projects, children and Indiana’s future.
“Our work over the next year is dedicated to building an Indiana that will make our children proud to call themselves Hoosiers,” First Lady Karen Pence said.
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Marion County
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