Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018 was declared Walton County Bicentennial Day and with that proclamation, the year-long celebrations in the lead up to Walton County’s 200-year Anniversary Celebration on Dec. 15, 2018 officially began. Amid a fitting display of pomp and circumstance, the bicentennial flag completed the final leg of its week-long journey, arriving at the courthouse at 6 p.m., carried by Walton County’s JROTC.
Walton County Board of Commission Chairman Kevin Little welcomed everyone and gave details of the flag’s journey to the courthouse.
“We started the celebration of our bicentennial year last Tuesday when we traveled to the state capitol in Atlanta to accept a Resolution recognizing today as ‘Walton County Bicentennial Celebration Day’ from our state representatives Bruce Williamson and Tom Kirby. We drove the flag back to the city of Loganville, which hosted an outstanding flag raising ceremony, which got our Bicentennial Flag Tour off to a great start,” Little said, going on to note that the flag then traveled on to Between, Walnut Grove, Jersey, Social Circle, Good Hope and finally Monroe. The flag was carried by cross country runners, horseback, fire truck, antique military truck, tractor, train, and parade. Each city hosted our new flag in a way that reflected their community and their history. We have so many great events planned for the rest of the year. Events like the 4th of July Freedom Celebration and grand opening of Veterans Park where we can all come together and celebrate Walton County and all of people that make it great. I hope I will see you at many of these events throughout the year.”
The flag finished its tour at Monroe City Hall where it spent Tuesday afternoon flying from the bucket of a City of Monroe utility truck before making its way to the Historic Walton County Courthouse.
You’re invited to check out the Facebook page and bicentennial website at walton200.com for all of the latest news on upcoming events.