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by Chris Gleason, 1 June 2000
In heraldic terms, Montgomery County's flag is quartered, azure and gules, and the fess-wise division is embattled (but not the vertical or pale-wise division). The first and fourth quarters contain a fleur-de-lys or; the second and third, a ring or, presented with its stone to chief. The ring's stone is azure. Said to be based on the arms of General Richard Montgomery who was the first high ranking American officer to be killed in the American Revolution. Montgomery Co. was founded in 1776, soon after Gen. Montgomery's death. I know that Penn. and Va. also have counties named after the General. I remember the General being referred to as the first "hero" of the Revolution. Many years ago when I happened to visit the office of the county executive I saw a highly decorative warrant from the Royal College of Arms in London granting the arms to the County. It was very nicely framed under glass and most likely still there.
John C.E. Christensen and Steve Kramer, 6 September 1998