Celebrate Flag Day
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.

Become A Member
 » Become A Member / Get A Flag
Anyone can become a Member For Civic Pride! As a Member, you’ll receive a complimentary Philly FLAG that shows you are an important supporter of our Flag and its message.
To receive your Philly FLAG Member Packet we ask you to:
  1. FLY IT AND LIVE BY IT! ~ Fly the Philadelphia Civic Flag every March 27th on it’s birthday. Live the message year round!
  2. If possible, attend the annual Philadelphia Flag Day celebration on 3/27.
  3. Wear Blue & Yellow on 3/27.
  4. Help Get Philly FLAGGED!™

       Level 1 Membership - Receive a 12"x18" Flag with a donation of $15.


       Level 2 Membership - Receive a 3'x5' Flag with a donation of $40.

 » Become A Flagship or Corporate Partner
A Flagship Partner is the title sponsor for the annual PFCP Philadelphia Flag Day! This sponsorship level entitles the Flagship Partner to be included in all print and media advertising about the Event, VIP treatment at the Event, and the opportunity to have your company/ business “ Get Flagged by the PFCP Philly Pride Lady!™ with a 3’x5’ Philadelphia Civic Flag presentation!

A Corporate Partner supports the annual Philadelphia Flag Day event and / or PFCP educational programs orchestrated, year-round, by The PFCP Philly Pride Lady!™ This sponsorship entitles the Corporate sponsor to a VIP invitation to the Philadelphia Flag Day event, with inclusion in print and media advertising, and a Philadelphia Civic Flag.

Click here to Become A Flagship or Corporate Partner!