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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.

Philly Pride Lady
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BOOK Philly Pride Lady to come to your location [school, organization, business] with any number of participants, to "Get Flagged" with our shared Philly FLAG Story while celebrating everything that is GOOD about being Philadelphian – as only the Philly Pride Lady can do! All presentations [60 / 90 minutes] are FREE!


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Philly Pride Lady will call the contact to discuss details and answer questions. The school, organization, or business will be placed on the PPL “GET FLAGGED LIST.”

Please be patient as PFCP works to align a sponsor for your FREE PPL presentation. Sometimes, sponsorship is already in place to align with a booking immediately!

Presentations are on a first come first serve basis. PPL will call back the contact to CONFIRM your presentation. At that time, we will set up the date, time and location for your group to “Get Flagged!”

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Same steps as above for booking the PPL. When PPL calls the contact, the contact specifies a FLAG FACTORY SESSION, to make Philly Flags with your group. The number is limited to 25/ 30 children per 90 minute session. PPL can travel to other classrooms within a school, if more than one teacher would like to sign up. It usually takes booking PPL for 2 weeks to visit every class in a school of 400 (+).


[Contact will be called to discuss]
SCHOOLS ~ YES! PPL will come to your school.

PARADES ~ YES! PPL will march the Philadelphia Civic Flag in your parade, depending on availability.

LARGE EVENTS ~ YES! PPL will flag everyone at your event with plenty of time for flag production, and to align sponsorship [8 weeks lead time]

APPEARANCES ~ YES! PPL will bring the Philadelphia Civic Flag to your Event / Opening with 48 hours notice! [if available]


Recipient will receive a confirmation email & phone call to confirm.
Questions or for more details cal 215.870.1663.