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

2009 - Media Veteran's Parade

The Benjamin Franklin High School JROTC Cadets under the command of Master Gunns Sgt. Worley were requested to march in this time-honored Media Veterans Day Parade. The Color Guard marched the Philly Flag in the parade, along with The Philly Pride Lady!™