2015 ~ THE YEAR OF THE PHILLY FLAG!   ~  120TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE FIRST OFFICIAL CITY FLAG IN THE NATION!  ~  MARCH 27, 2015
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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.



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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".

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PFCP Announcements

ARAMARK and THE WILL & JADA SMITH FAMILY FOUNDATION are the 2015 PRESENTING SPONSORS for PHILADELPHIA CIVIC FLAG DAY and the CIVIC FLAG PLAQUE DEDICATION at the Philadelphia Art Museum Flagpole!

JOIN US! The CIVIC FLAG PLAQUE DEDICATION at the Art Museum/ Rocky Steps is set for TUESDAY, MAY 5TH from NOON to 1:45PM with a RAIN DATE, THURSDAY, MAY 7TH. B.Y.O Bag Lunch and join in the dedication of this historic Philly Flag Plaque - The Citizens Plaque! Enjoy a special lunch hour with your Philly Friends, old and new!

- PFCP LOVES A GOOD PHILLY GATHERING! Come swing and sing with us and yes, "LET BROTHERLY LOVE CONTINUE!" EVERYONE IS WELCOME!!! ~ PHILADELPHIA MANETO!

- 120 FREE PHILLY FLAGS to the first 120 citizens who venture through the JROTC "Philly Flag Tunnel of Love" to see the bronze plaque on the base of the Philly Flagpole! (120 for the 120th Anniversary of our Hometown Flag!)

- Join WILL SMITH SR. in reciting "MY PLEDGE TO PHILADELPHIA!

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.