June 13th, 2012
Recently we were working a neighborhood festival and had a City employee explain to us what he had always heard is the reason our old flag has three fleur de lis. Our theory has always been that it had to do with the design of the French Navy Flag, but he explained that each fleur de lis represented one century of Louisville’ existence.
When the flag was adopted in 1949, the City had existed for three centuries (18th, 19th, and 20th). Therefore, there were three images of the fleur de lis on the flag. He explained that in 2000 the flag should have included an additional fleur de lis, representing the 21st Century. We have found no evidence to support this theory, but thought it was pretty neat and that we should share. We will continue to look into the matter, and if anyone has any insight please drop an email to email@example.com.
December 21st, 2011
We recently discovered a book produced by the North American Vexillological Association (NAVA) that has the Old City of Louisville Flag on the cover. The book contains histories and descriptions of various municipal flags thughout the United States.
While the book’s description of the Louisville Flag is not 100% accurate, and the image itself is a little off, it is exciting to see that it made the cover.
November 19th, 2011
On November 19th Metro Hall was officially re-opened to the public. This beautiful Louisville building has had its Jefferson St entrance closeed since 2001. Two new displays show a “Then and Now” remdition of the Mayor’s office. The older display has a portrait of Louisville’s first Mayor and Brand Louisville was happy to donate an Old Louisville City Flag for the display that sists opposite the American Flag.
November 11th, 2011
Happy Veterans Day! Take a moment to thank a brave soldier today for the freedom we enjoy every day!
This flag was found near Bowman Field and sent to us to try to figure out why the background appears red. Although we certainly do not know for sure, we assume it use to be navy blue and over the years was “stained” red by exposure to the sun. Anyone with further thoughts please post a comment.
Thank you for the picture, Micheal J. Book / 1SG, HHC / 100th Division (OS)