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.



About PFCP

HELLO PHILADELPHIA! We are Partners For Civic Pride [PFCP]. PFCP appreciates your support for our organization to continue our mission - to UNITE Philadelphians via their Philadelphia FLAG! The message on our Philly Flag contains four guiding principles:
  • PEACE
  • HOPE
  • JUSTICE
  • PROSPERITY
plus the city motto: PHILADELPHIA MANETO "Let brotherly love continue!"
~What William Penn began by naming his city "Brotherly Love," we are asked to continue in a spirit of Love and Unity.

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Kearny Elementary School Students enjoying Philadelphia Flag Day!


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Students from Heston K To 8

 

 

Our PFCP Programs include the production of "Philadelphia Flag Day!" every March 27th on the anniversary of our Philly Flag. This is an invitation to all Philadelphians to gather in unity to honor our FLAG and it's message, while also celebrating those individuals and groups who practice the FLAG's message in an effort to make Philly a better place for all! We are currently planning the big 120th Anniversary celebration for 2015! Get your PHILLY FLAGS READY TO DISPLAY AND FLY!




 

PFCP presents the PHILADELPHIA MANETO AWARD(S) annually at the Philadelphia Flag Day event! Each year the Award Recipients are asked to return for the March 27th event, to honor the new Recipients.

 

The gathering of former Recipients creates an ever-growing community of civically engaged Philadelphians who unite annually to strengthen our civic bond! We are working to establish an ENDOWMENT for this award to ensure its presentation for future generations!


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(Left) Marvis Frazier accepts the 2012 Philadelphia Maneto Award on behalf of his Father Joe Frazer from Partners Board Member Rob Stoller. (Right) 2013 Philadelphia Maneto Award recipient Annette John-Hall


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Municipal Services Building Flagpole w/ Philly FLAG!


PFCP has ongoing "Get Flagged™" educational presentations about our Philadelphia Civic Flag and its message via the PFCP Philly Pride Lady!™ [PPL] The PPL visitations are FREE to schools, organizations and businesses! In fact, PPL tries to fulfill all of the many, varied requests for presentations regarding our Philly FLAG!





As part of our BECOME A MEMBER program, citizens may receive a Philly Flag by going to our website [www.pfcp.org] and clicking on BECOME A MEMBER. As a member, one commits to helping "let brotherly love continue" by living and spreading the message of FLAG!

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Kearny Elementary School Students Choir


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Brenda Exon, a.k.a. The PFCP Philly Pride Lady!™

 

 

"PHILLY FLAG FEST 2015!" ~ PLEASE DONATE TODAY TO HELP US REACH OUR GOAL TO GET PHILADELPHIA FLAGGED™ BY 2015 WITH THE KNOWLEDGE OF OUR PHILLY FLAG'S UNIFYING MESSAGE! PLUS, YOUR DOLLARS WILL HELP PFCP PRODUCE THE 12OTH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION ~"PHILLY FLAG FEST 2015" ~ FRIDAY, MARCH 27 AND SATURDAY, MARCH 28, 2015! FLAG-TASTIC FUN FOR EVERYONE !!!