The Municipal Flag

Concord Evening Monitor

At the last meeting of the city government, a letter was read from ex-Governor Frank W. Rollins urging the city fathers to adopt a municipal flag. This idea has been talked of in other cities, and such a flag has been adopted in many foreign and a few cities in this country.

In his letter, Governor Rollins says: "Let us adopt a flag, with a suitable emblem or device, which shall wave over our city building side by side with the Stars and Stripes, and which shall, whenever seen, mean Concord with a big C. If we send away a delegation—whether it be of the city fathers, or our police, or firemen, or our veteran firemen, or our own high school athletes, or a baseball club, or a golf team, let it be accompanied by our municipal flag, and let our representatives do their best for our lovely city, inspired by its presence, and bring it back triumphantly."

His idea of such a flag he further gives and states in his letter. "The body of the flag to be made of three perpendicular bands, green, white, and red, of equal width; the green to represent our lovely scenery, the white to represent the peace for which our name, 'Concord,' stands, and the red to show that, if need be, we are ready to spend our hearts' blood in defence of our firesides. Upon the middle or white stripe, I would have a single golden star, representing the Capital city, and below it two crossed hammers indicating our principal industry (the stone business), while beneath the hammers or over the star I would have a quill pen, denoting that Concord is the home of learning and education, which it is and always has been.

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August 29, 1901

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