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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.

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Every MARCH 27th, during the Philadelphia Flag Day Event, Twenty-Seven Thousand ($27,000) "Philly Flag Dollars" are allocated to celebrate individuals who embody the Philadelphia Civic Flag's message ~ "PHILADELPHIA MANETO (Let Brotherly Love Continue) through Peace, Hope, Justice, and Prosperity!" At the public, "citizens event," produced in their honor, the Award Winners are presented with the esteemed Philadelphia Maneto Awards, which includes a check for $2700.00, an award plaque, an award Flag, plus "Star Citizen Treatment," including Limousine Service to an elegant Philadelphia Maneto Award Reception at the Four Seasons Hotel. Not to mention, the opportunity to help raise the anniversary Philadelphia Civic Flag on the majestic Flagpole as fellow citizens cheer them on! It's a FLAG-TASTIC event to showcase the Award Winner's worthy efforts to "let brotherly love continue" for Philadelphia. Nominate someone TODAY!

» Criteria

The nominated individual's "brotherly love" actions have benefited the County of Philadelphia.

The nominated individuals are not required to live in Philadelphia County.

There is no age limit for nominated individuals.

The nominated individual may be living or deceased.

Previous nominations (for those who did not receive the award) may be resubmitted for consideration the following year.

» Participation

Nominations for the 2016 Philadelphia Maneto Awards will begin on March 27, 2015 and be accepted through December 31, 2015.

» Nomination Form

The nomination form for the 2016 Philadelphia Maneto Awards is here.