Illinois Bicentennial Flag Raising Ceremony
December 4, 2017 @ 11:45 am – 12:15 pm America/Chicago Timezone
VIllage of Sugar Grove Municipal Center
10 Municipal Dr
Sugar Grove, IL 60554

Please join us on December 4th as Sugar Grove joins other village,cities, and towns across Illinois as we raise the Illinois Bicentennial Flag.

Details are not yet finalized however the flag will be hoisted at noon.

Illinois was founded in 1818

It was the 21st State

State Nickname is the Prairie State

State Bird – Cardinal

State Mammal – White Tailed Deer

State Insect – Monarch Butterfly

State Fish – Bluegill

State Flower – Purple Violet

State Tree – White Oak

State Snack – Popcorn

State Dance – Square Dance

Presidents Lincoln, Grant, Reagan, and Obama come from the state of Illinois.

Illinois State Song

Illinois” is the official state song of the U.S. state of Illinois. Written by Charles H. Chamberlain (1841–1894, also spelled Chamberlin)[1] and composed by Archibald Johnston (died 1887),[2] “Illinois” became the state song by an act of the 54th Illinois General Assembly (1925).[3]

By thy rivers gently flowing, Illinois, Illinois,
O’er the prairies verdant growing, Illinois, Illinois,
Comes an echo o’er the breeze.
Rustling through the leafy trees, and its mellow tones are these, Illinois, Illinois,
And its mellow tones are these, Illinois.
Eighteen-eighteen saw your founding, Illinois, Illinois,
And your progress is unbounding, Illinois, Illinois,
Pioneers once cleared the lands,
Where great industries now stand. World renown you do command, Illinois, Illinois,
World renown you do command, Illinois.
From a wilderness of prairies, Illinois, Illinois,
Straight thy way and never varies, Illinois, Illinois,
Till upon the inland sea,
Stands thy great commercial tree, turning all the world to thee, Illinois, Illinois,
Turning all the world to thee, Illinois.
When you heard your country calling, Illinois, Illinois,
Where the shot and shell were falling, Illinois, Illinois,
When the Southern host withdrew,
Pitting Gray against the Blue, there were none more brave than you, Illinois, Illinois,
There were none more brave than you, Illinois.
Not without thy wondrous story, Illinois, Illinois,
Can be writ the nation’s glory, Illinois, Illinois,
On the record of thy years,
Abraham Lincoln‘s name appears, Grant and Logan, and our tears, Illinois, Illinois,
Grant and Logan, and our tears, Illinois.
Let us pledge in final chorus, Illinois, Illinois
That in struggles still before us, Illinois, Illinois
To our heroes we’ll be true,
As their vision we pursue. In abiding love for you, Illinois, Illinois.
In abiding love for you, Illinois.
Sugar Grove