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Bicentennial Flag Raising Ceremony on December 4

Nov 30, 2017

Peoria County will raise the Illinois Bicentennial flag on Monday, December 4 at 12 pm in conjunction with municipalities all over the State of Illinois. The Bicentennial flag will be added to the flagpole at the corner of Main Street and Jefferson Street and flown through December 3, 2018.

Sunday, December 3, 2017, marks Illinois’ 199th birthday, as Illinois became the 21st state in the union on December 3, 1818. The state-wide flag raising ceremony is a kick-off to Illinois’ year-long celebration of our 200th Birthday.

Peoria County will read a proclamation, followed by the flag raising. The City of Peoria will also hold a flag raising ceremony outside City Hall at the same time.

More information on all Bicentennial events can be found at

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