Saturday, July 13, 2024

Louisiana Unveils New License Plate for “America 250” Celebration

by BIZ Magazine

BATON ROUGE, LA – In a spirited ceremony today, the Louisiana “America 250” State Commission unveiled a new standard license plate commemorating the upcoming 250th birthday of the United States. The initiative is part of a broader effort to celebrate America’s Semiquincentennial.

License Plate Design

The newly revealed license plate, featuring 18 stars, symbolizes Louisiana’s status as the 18th state to join the Union in 1812. The design was crafted by the Louisiana “America 250” State Commission and will be distributed from January 1, 2025, through December 31, 2026, marking the end of the Semiquincentennial year.

Commission’s Role

The Louisiana “America 250” State Commission was established by the Louisiana legislature to collaborate with the federal America 250 Commission, planning activities and events to commemorate this significant milestone. The commission works in conjunction with the Office of the Lieutenant Governor, with Lieutenant Governor Billy Nungesser providing staff and organizational support.

“It’s exciting to be a part of this monumental celebration as we mark the birthday of our country’s freedom,” said Lieutenant Governor Billy Nungesser.

Pre-Unveiling Ceremony

Prior to the unveiling, the Order of the Granaderos y Damas de Galvez hosted a wreath-laying ceremony at Galvez Plaza. This event honored Spanish Governor and American Revolutionary War hero Bernardo de Galvez, who played a pivotal role in supporting the American colonists and their French allies during the war. The ceremony took place in front of the Marcha de Galvez Monument, adjacent to the Old State Capitol.

About the Commission

The Louisiana “America 250” State Commission is dedicated to fostering a sense of unity and celebration as the nation approaches its 250th anniversary. By coordinating with local, state, and federal partners, the commission aims to create a series of events and initiatives that highlight Louisiana’s unique contributions to American history.

For more information about the Louisiana “America 250” State Commission and its upcoming events, visit the Office of the Lieutenant Governor’s website.

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