Special flag flying at Sinnissippi Park
An American flag that flew over the nations Capitol is flying at Sinnissippi Park. The flag was flown over the U.S. Capitol on Feb. 27, 2001. It was given to the Park District in honor of the registration of the Beattie Park Native American Mounds on Feb. 27, 1991 as a historical site through the efforts of Congressman Don Manzullo.
In 1921, Anne and Mary Beattie bequeathed the land currently known as Beattie Park to the Rockford Park District, with the expressed desire toward the preservation of the Native American Mounds. These Mounds include a dome, linear and an effigy mound in the form of a turtle. On the five effigy mounds that remain in Illinois, the Beattie mounds are the only ones on public land. The mounds are thought to be between 1,400 and 700 years old.
The Rockford Park District will allow local citizens to pin ribbons on the trees at Beattie Park as a tribute to those who died in the attacks on Sept. 11, as well as to show pride in the United States of America.