Celebrate Flag Day
Celebrate the birthday of Philadelphia's Civic Flag every March 27th!
TheSealofPhiladelphia The Seal of Philadelphia(1874)

The seal was adopted by City Council on Feb. 14, 1874. Its centerpiece is a shield displaying a ship under full sail at the bottom and a plow above.

The ship was the symbol of the Free Society of Traders, a London business organization that promoted the colony of Pennsylvania (and gave its name to Society Hill). The vessel also represents commerce. The plow is the symbol that WIlliam Penn assigned to Chester County. It is also a general heraldic symbol for agriculture, which was very important in the settlement and history of Pennsylvania.

Two Female figures flank the shield. The one on the left wears an olive garland and holds a scroll inscribed with an anchor. The garland signifies peace, and the anchor also signifies hope. The figure on the right holds a cornucopia, symbolizing abundance.

Above the shield appears a bent arm holding the scales of justice and mercy, and below is a macaronic phrase containing the greek and latin words Philadelphia Maneto - "Let Brotherly Love Continue". The words come from the New Testament - Hebrews 13:1 - and are said to have been uttered by the last of the Penns visiting Philadelphia in the 19th century.

The seal's blue and gold are the city's colors. Blue the color of the heavens, stands for aspiration. Gold signifies high worth.

Become A Partner
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Anyone can become a Partner For Civic Pride! As a Partner, 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 Partner 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!™
  5. IT’S FREE! ~ However, If you wish to donate to help us reach our goal of flagging ALL Philadelphians, please click here to DONATE ~ any amount is very much appreciated! THANK YOU! & PHILADELPHIA MANETO!
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 » 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.

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