Indiana 2016 Bicentennial: Who Will Carry the Torch for Bremen?by Sharon Bohannon on May 13, 2015
How exciting is this? Bremen has been selected as one of three towns in Marshall County to carry the Indiana Bicentennial Torch as it passes through the state in honor of Indiana’s 200th birthday next year.
Who will carry the torch through Bremen? Here is your opportunity to nominate someone whom you perceive to be worthy of this honor!
Patterned after the Olympic Torch Relay, Indiana’s Bicentennial Torch will pass through all 92 of the state’s counties, cover 2300 miles over a five week period, averaging 72 miles per day. Its journey will begin on September 9, 2016. On Tuesday, October 4, 2016 or the 22nd day, the torch will be delivered from Nappanee to Bremen, near our Welcome Center.
Peer-nominated torchbearers will be chosen in each county. Marshall County will have a total of 20 torch carriers divided among Bremen, Plymouth and Culver.
One may represent a neighboring town, e.g., Bourbon. Consequently, depending on how the numbers come out, Bremen will select 3-5 torchbearers.
The torch will be primarily transported by people, passing the flame from torchbearer to torchbearer. The relay will also employ other modes of conveyance that are symbolic of the history and heritage of Indiana, including watercraft, farm equipment, a racecar, horse and wagon, antique automobile, and others. The torch will be accompanied by a caravan that includes a Mobile Visitors Center.
In terms of significance to Bremen, think in terms of past, present and future. Non-political persons are preferred. Send nominations to the “Bremen 2016” Facebook page. Deadline for nominations is December 31, 2015.