Flag flown over the U.S. Capitol will travel Canyon County to commemorate 120 year anniversary
Canyon County Commissioners have found an innovative way to mark the county’s 120 year anniversary this year, all while keeping the anniversary on the minds of county residents throughout the year.
Commissioners David Ferdinand, Kathy Alder and Steven Rule have coordinated with U.S. Senator Mike Crapo to arrange to have a flag flown over the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, D.C., in honor of Canyon County’s anniversary. The commemorative 120 year flag, now in Idaho, will be flown throughout this year at a number of county events.
“The thought of the commemorative 120 year flag project began with Joseph Bell of the Canyon County Historic Preservation Commission and Bryan Ricker, Senator Crapo’s Regional Director,” said Commissioner Ferdinand. “I think it’s a great idea to fly this flag in all Canyon County cities and other historic places in the county.”
Commissioner Kathy Alder added, “I am excited to see this flag flown over all our cities and important places in the county, and then come back to fly at the Canyon County Courthouse. Thanks to Senator Crapo and his staff for making it all happen, especially for flying it over our nation’s capital.”
Senator Crapo noted he also plans to mark the county’s anniversary with a Congressional Record Statement before the United States Senate. “The federal government would do well to recognize and emulate Idaho and what Canyon County stands for—freedom, living from the land and maintaining a balanced budget to pay for government services,” Crapo said. “Canyon County’s anniversary on November 19th is a day that we will mark here in Washington, D.C., as well as in Idaho.”
The commemorative 120 year flag began its journey in Canyon County this past weekend with an event in Middleton – the oldest city in Canyon County. “I couldn’t think of a better way to start the 120 year celebration of Canyon County than in my hometown,” said Commissioner Rule. “I hope the other cities in the county can show as much enthusiasm as Middleton in celebrating our rich history.”