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Should the city adopt the proposed city flag from the Springfield Identity Project?

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The proposed flag is above, and the current flag is below.

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shelia wright

I like the old flag just fine but every thing comes up for change eventually. If we do change or flag let's not adopt one that looks like a flag my 3 daughters would have made their play house or club house. It looks like a flag queen for a day."

Friday, November 8
Dave Sharon

I think we should change/update our flag, and I even like part of the "new" flag. My question is: where is there any indication that it's Springfield's flag?

Friday, November 8
Jeff Shore

Even though I know some of the folks involved in this flag project, it to me feels forced by a small group of folks and it doesn't really portray Springfield very well.

Monday, November 11
Dana Maugans

I like the new flag but am open to other ideas. Most flags don't have the name of the city, state or country so having Springfield, Missouri on the old flag looks tacky. Not sure why there are four starts on the old flag.

Wednesday, November 13
Neil Frost

I appreciate this groups initiative and energy but their process and selected design misses the mark. The group has stated the proposed design is “set in stone”, communicating that this is not a community effort but a small group push. Clergy, military, law enforcement, education, community non-profits, city leadership, business leaders, general public, etc. should be part of this process. In my opinion, this small group’s selected design is a better match for a Downtown Springfield icon vs. a City of Springfield flag. The icon is out there now working just fine. SBJ has published several articles on this and other communities working towards a new city flag. The cities who were successful at developing a new city flag followed a much different path of inclusion.

Yesterday at 12:13 PM
Mike Brothers

RE: how does the new flag "say" Springfield?

Hardly any flag is literal. They are all (the good ones anyway) representational. We don't need a picture of a bass or silhouette of Hammons Tower to "say" Springfield. The fact that people who are passionate about this community are displaying it everywhere they go "says" Springfield. Over time it becomes visually synonymous with the place. Do most people know what the Union Jack "says" about the UK, or what the colors of most national flags represent?

Yesterday at 12:37 PM
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