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George Rogers Clark Day

  • George Rogers Clark Day - February 25 (1779)

  • IC 1-1-13
         Chapter 13. George Rogers Clark Day

    IC 1-1-13-1
    Proclamation; observance
         Sec. 1. The governor shall issue an annual proclamation setting apart the twenty-fifth day of February for the recognition of George Rogers Clark and designating that day as "George Rogers Clark Day." On this commemorative day, the Indiana Historical Bureau, the schools of Indiana and the citizens of Indiana are exhorted to celebrate the memory of George Rogers Clark by holding suitable exercises in fitting and patriotic observance of his great contributions to the cause of American Independence which include conquering and securing the Northwest Territory and establishing and promoting the first permanent American settlement in the Northwest Territory.
    (Formerly: Acts 1975, P.L.1, SEC.1.)

Northwest Ordinance Day

  • Northwest Ordinance Day - July 13 (1787)

  • IC 1-1-14
        
    Chapter 14. Northwest Ordinance Day

    IC 1-1-14-1
    Proclamation
        
    Sec. 1. The governor shall issue a proclamation each year designating July 13 as "Northwest Ordinance Day" and exhorting the Indiana Historical Bureau, the educational, historic, and patriotic organizations of Indiana, and the citizens of Indiana to celebrate the anniversary of the adoption of the Northwest Ordinance by holding suitable exercises in fitting and patriotic observance of this great document and its contributions to freedom and democracy.
    As added by P.L.3-1988, SEC.1. 

Indiana Statehood Day

  • Indiana Statehood Day - December 11 (1816)

  • IC 1-1-10
        
    Chapter 10. Indiana Day

    IC 1-1-10-1
    Proclamation; observance
        
    Sec. 1. The governor shall issue a proclamation annually designating the eleventh day of December as Indiana Day, and in pursuance thereof suitable exercises, having reference to the historical event to be commemorated thereby, may be held in the public schools of the state, and by citizens generally throughout the state, in appropriate and patriotic observance of the anniversary of the admission of the state of Indiana into the Union.
    (Formerly: Acts 1925, c.11, s.1.)