Sumner County Commissioners frame and display the Bicentennial Flag for county's 150th anniversary

Greg Williams
Wellington Daily News
Pictured are Commissioners Jim Newell (2nd District), Chairman Steve Warner (1st District) and John Cooney (3rd District) displaying the framed piece of local history

The Sumner County Commissioners, as part of the yearlong celebration during 2021 of the 150th anniversary of the founding of the County, have framed and displayed the Bicentennial Flag first flown over the Courthouse during the Nation’s Bicentennial Celebration in 1976.

When Congress and the President declared an additional five-year celebration of our Country’s Constitution and Judicial systems between 1987 and 1991, the attractive white flag again flew at the Courthouse in 1987 and 1990, when significant celebrations were held on the Courthouse lawn.

The framed flag has been mounted on the art deco aluminum millwork that graces the front facade of the Courthouse.