Celebrate Flag Day
Celebrate the birthday of Philadelphia's Civic Flag every March 27!
McCook The Reverend Doctor Henry C. McCook (1837-1911)

Back in 1894, Rev. Dr. Henry C. McCook wrote a letter to then mayor, Edwin S. Stuart, suggesting that Philadelphia adopt a civic flag as a means of promoting civic pride. "The display and constant use of a Philadelphia Civic Flag would act towards the strengthening of civic pride, precisely as similar use of the National Flag tends to foster a spirit of national loyalty."

McCook's efforts proved fruitful. On March 27, 1895, an official civic flag was ordained by city council, designed using drawings McCook included in his letter.

Philly Pride Gallery

2007 - Philly Flag Day Celebration

In 2007 PFCP partnered with the City of Philadelphia for a Philly Flag Raising at Thomas Paine Plaza to honor our Philly Flag soldiers. Our FIRST PHILLY FLAG SOLDIER was granted a leave to come and take part in the "raising of the Philly Flag" on the flagpole outside the MSB building. Kearny Elementary School Choir performed their ORIGINAL Philly Flag Song, "Let Brotherly Love Continue!" Kearney Kindergartners performed a touching "signed" message, sending PHILLY LOVE to all soldiers! Chapman Ford donated $1,000 to support the "Philly Flags For Soldiers" program and presented the check at this flag ceremony. Special Philly Flags were folded and presented to soldiers and dignitaries in attendance. Our Philly Flag colors, AZURE BLUE AND GOLDEN YELLOW were proudly represented in the Frankford High School JROTC Color Guard. Our Philly Flag Soldier attend Frankford High JROTC program! Lucky Thompson's Jazz Band played throughout the program and then played an especially jazzy rendition of HAPPY BIRTHDAY PHILLY FLAG to send the flag on its way up to the top of the giant flag pole! A beautiful day - 75 degrees was a gift from Mother Nature for the outdoor celebration for our Philly Flag!