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Franklin County raises flag for Illinois Bicentennial

  • Members of the American Legion Post 280 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2671, both of Benton, perform the flag-raising ceremony at the Franklin County Bicentennial Ceremony on Monday.  The group raised the American flag, followed by the Illinois State flag and the new bicentennial flag.

    Members of the American Legion Post 280 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2671, both of Benton, perform the flag-raising ceremony at the Franklin County Bicentennial Ceremony on Monday. The group raised the American flag, followed by the Illinois State flag and the new bicentennial flag.
    Holly Kee/Benton News

  • Rep. Dave Severin (R-Benton) led the crowd in the Pledge of Allegiance during Franklin County's bicentennial ceremony on Monday.  A crowd of about 50 gathered on the Benton Square for the event.

    Rep. Dave Severin (R-Benton) led the crowd in the Pledge of Allegiance during Franklin County's bicentennial ceremony on Monday. A crowd of about 50 gathered on the Benton Square for the event.
    Holly Kee/Benton News

  • Members of Benton's American Legion Post 280 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2671 stand at attention following the flag-raising ceremony.

    Members of Benton's American Legion Post 280 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2671 stand at attention following the flag-raising ceremony.
    Holly Kee/Benton News

  • Franklin County Board Chairman Randall Crocker (right) listens as local historian Robert Rea gives a short history lesson on Illinois during the Franklin County bicenntennial ceremony on Monday.

    Franklin County Board Chairman Randall Crocker (right) listens as local historian Robert Rea gives a short history lesson on Illinois during the Franklin County bicenntennial ceremony on Monday.
    Holly Kee/Benton News

 
 
updated: 12/5/2017 5:47 PM