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contributed by Dov Gutterman
Saint John's Flag
Did you know that Saint John does not have an official flag?
In 1985 a citizen of Nashville, Tennessee, U.S.A. mailed a letter to Saint John City Council requesting to purchase a 3 foot by 6 foot City flag. A councillor asked if, following Council's previous discussion regarding a flag for the City, a further review has resulted in the selection of colours which can be considered to be the proper colours for the City's flag. A council member replied that the City has approximately two dozen flags in stock which have colours thereon and that it is the intent to reorder flags in the same colours as those contained on the crests which appear on the Police cars. The Mayor asked that the City Manager familiarize Council with these colours in Committee of the whole later this date. The councillor then noted that what the City refers to as its Coat of Arms or Crest is basically the design of the City Seal and that no official colours have been established. The Mayor advised that she will be meeting with The Lieutenant Governor of the Province in the very near future at which time she will discuss both the City crest and flag to determine if they are, in fact, proper, and requested Council to defer this Council this matter until after such meeting. The Mayor suggested that, if Council approves, one of the current flags will be forwarded with an explanation that Council is considering another flag.
Researched by: Dov Gutterman, 27 June 2000