updated: 3/4/2008 1:22:15 PM
A new license plate marking the Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial is now available in Indiana. It features a logo developed for the Lincoln Bicentennial Commission that is being used throughout the state. It may be displayed through 2013. Lincoln lived in southern Indiana from age seven to 21.
Source: Inside INdiana Business
INDIANAPOLIS – The new Indiana license plate commemorating the Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial was unveiled today by Ron Stiver, Commissioner of the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV) and Connie Nass, chairperson of the Indiana Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission.
Members of the Bicentennial Commission and Michael Blickman, chairman of the Indiana Historical Society Board of Trustees attended the ceremony that was held in the Rose McKee Lanham Gallery at the Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center in Indianapolis.
The plate may be displayed through 2013.
Stiver explained that the license plate design features a logo developed for the Lincoln Bicentennial Commission that is being used on special signage throughout the state.
“Too often it is forgotten that America’s most eloquent and greatest president spent fourteen of his most formative years in Indiana,” Stiver said. “President Lincoln truly does ‘belong to the ages,’ and it is only fitting that Hoosiers are able to take part in celebrating the bicentennial of his birth through display of the new Lincoln license plate.”
On behalf of the Bicentennial Commission, Chairperson Nass added, “The Commission is proud to have worked with legislators and the Bureau of Motor Vehicles to design, develop and produce this special plate that proudly identifies Indiana as Lincoln’s Boyhood Home.”
The Bicentennial license plate was authorized by the Indiana State Legislature through House Bill 1202 with Representative Russ Stillwell as the House author and Senator Jim Merritt as the Senate sponsor. The bill was signed by Governor Mitch Daniels on March 3.
Source: Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles