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.

The Philly Pledge
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Thank you for caring to learn the Philly Pledge! Share it with others, plus join us on PHILLY FLAG DAY, MARCH 27TH to recite the PLEDGE with WILL SMITH SR.! Together, we will join as ONE PHILLY VOICE to LET BROTHERLY LOVE CONTINUE!

The Philly Pledge