State officials have listed the names of more than 2,000 torchbearers taking part in the Indiana Bicentennial Torch Relay. The official uniforms the torchbearers will wear when the relay begins in September have also been unveiled.
The torchbearers were nominated by the public and selected by local communities in each county. Out of 4,000 nominations, the torchbearers selected were chosen because they demonstrate "exceptional public service, excellence in their profession, acts of heroism or volunteer service to their neighborhood, community, region or state."
"The 2,000 plus Hoosiers selected as torchbearers embody the Indiana traditions of service, civic pride, community involvement and volunteerism," said Lieutenant Governor Eric Holcomb. "As we reflect on Indiana’s first two hundred years, it is only fitting that we celebrate Hoosiers who serve as inspirations in their communities."
The Indiana Bicentennial Torch Relay begins September 9 in Corydon. It will cover 3,200 miles in all 92 counties before coming to an end at the Indiana Statehouse on October 15.
You can view the full list of torchbearers and the counties they represent below: