At the Tuesday, June 20th, meeting of the Scioto County Commissioners, officers of the Scioto Valley Volunteers Chapter (SVV), National Society United States Daughters of 1812, Ohio Society, pitched a unique proposal.
SVV President, Beth Normand, informed the Commissioners that the Chapter had made arrangements, through Congressman Bill Johnson’s office, to fly a flag on June 14th (National Flag Day) over the Nation’s Capitol building in celebration of the 1812 Society’s 125th Anniversary Celebration.
According to Normand, the SVV Chapter’s desire is to have the historical flag displayed in an appropriate public place, and for a historical reason. Subsequently, the proposal was made to the Commissioners for the flag to be donated to the Scioto County Courthouse. Furthermore, the flag is being presented by the SVV in memory of Scioto County’s War of 1812 Captain William Kendall who is known to be the designer/builder of the original Scioto County Courthouse.
While the Commissioner’s were agreeable to accept the donation, Bryan Davis stated that they would like to fly the flag on the Courthouse flag pole as well. A public ceremony for this event is being planned for the very near future.