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Celebrate the birthday of Philadelphia's Civic Flag every March 27th!
 
Philly FLAG

 

Five Philly FLAG Facts

 

Who: Reverend Henry McCook, Vice President of the Academy of Natural Sciences 1882. He was a highly regarded Entomologist for his expertise on the behavior of ants and spiders. He was also a Presbyterian Minister.

What: He suggested the concept of a Philadelphia civic flag and submitted designs(drawings) for the flag with a letter to Mayor Edwin S Stuart on October 3 1894.

When: On March 27, 1895 City council made the flag official with an ordinance(Ordinance = A Law)

Where: The Philadelphia Civic Flag began flying in and around City buildings. Gradually it was used in other public arenas. Where have you seen our Philly FLAG? (Click here to let us know)

Why: The concept of the Philly FLAG was presented by McCook first and foremost as a "unifying symbol" for all citizens in this beautifully diverse ethnic city.



Philadelphia Flag
Philadelphia Maneto

Partners For Civic Pride is a nonprofit group of citizens dedicated to uniting Philadelphians by pursuing, promoting, and celebrating the four founding principles and city motto as depicted on our Philadelphia Civic Flag at every opportunity. PFCP believes that the constant use and display of the Philly FLAG will help to foster pride in Philadelphia. The four founding principles are: Peace, Hope, Justice and Prosperity. The city motto is: PHILADELPHIA MANETO, which means "LET BROTHERLY LOVE CONTINUE".

 
Will Smith Sr.
 
Partners For Civic Pride
November 24, 1939 ~ November 7, 2016
Your PFCP Family is truly heartbroken. We feel Immense Love and Gratitude for our Dear Friend and PFCP Co-Founder, Will Smith Sr. He will always be remembered as the FIRST PERFECT BRICK in our PFCP Foundation ~ Thank You Will I. Our Love and Prayers to the entire Smith Family. Everyone cared deeply for your Daddio/Grandagio!
CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE 2015 PHILADELPHIA FLAG DAY VIDEO. Footage of Will Smith I in the video.


Founders Vision
Partners For Civic Pride

In 1998 Brenda Exon discovered that Philadelphia has a flag. These were her thoughts at that time:

I see an opportunity for a citywide “Philly FLAG Campaign” to promote civic pride via the Philadelphia Civic Flag with its meaningful motto and powerful symbols. This new “civic experiment ” may foster the spirit of the original Holy Experiment of William Penn, who named his new, green country town, Brotherly Love, believing that a city founded with Love will be a good and just place to live.