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by Joe McMillan, 4 June 2000
The flag of the Borough of Bronx is the Prinsenvlag (horizontal orange-white-blue) with in the centre the arms within a laurel wreath.
Mark Sensen, 3 June 1998
The Bronx borough flag was adopted in 1912. It is described here as the Dutch colonial flag (the Prinsenvlag of orange, white, and blue horizontal stripes), with the addition of the Bronck family arms encircled by a laurel wreath denoting honor and fame. The shield shows the face of the sun with rays displayed rising from the sea, signifying peace,
liberty, and commerce. The crest is an eagle with its wings "displayed" (actually expanded) on a hemisphere facing eastward, representing "the hope of the New World while not forgetting the Old." The motto is "Ne cede malis," meaning "Yield not to evil."
Joe McMillan, 5 June 2000