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Indiana Bicentennial Celebration 2016

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Legacy Projects > Salute Indiana! Salute Indiana!

In 1916, to commemorate our state’s 100th anniversary, the Indiana Daughters of the American Revolution initiated a competition for the design of a state “banner.” The winning design, by Paul Hadley of Mooresville, was adopted by the Indiana General Assembly in 1917.  It’s a blue field, with yellow stars representing sates, and a torch representing liberty and enlightenment.  In 1955, the General Assembly designated this banner as the official state flag -still known and loved today. We Indiana Daughters therefore feel it a fitting commemoration of our state’s 200th anniversary to initiate another competition creating a state salute to this same flag.  If adopted by our legislature, the salute would be an elegant legacy gift to future generations of Hoosiers, born from love and patriotism for Indiana, crossing cultural lines, and living in the hearts of her citizens, young and old.