Flag of Annandale, Virginia

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Annandale
Use Civil flag IFIS Normal.svg
Proportion 3:5
Adopted August 16, 2006
Design A sky blue background, with a three white bars going inward from the outside of the flag, leading to a red oval. Inside the oval is a stylized light blue dogwood tree with a stylized red cardinal sitting on one of the tree's branches.
Designed by North American Vexillological Association

The flag of Annandale, Virginia, was adopted on August 16, 2006.

Description[edit]

The flag has a sky blue background, with a three white bars (representing Cannon Park at the intersection of Backlick Road and Columbia Pike) going inward from the outside of the flag, leading to a red oval. Inside the oval is a stylized light blue dogwood tree with a stylized red cardinal sitting on one of the tree's branches.

History[edit]

Annandale is the center of my life. My home and business are here along with my heart and family. We are not a city and we have no mayor. But now we have a flag.

—Sami Azzam Kalifa, [1]

The flag project was initiated by Sami Azzam Kalifa, owner of the Flower Den in Annandale and a former chamber president.[2] In remarks at the first flag-raising at Cannon Park in downtown Annandale, Kalifa noted that, as an expatriate and immigrant, "Annandale is the center of my life. My home and business are here along with my heart and family. We are not a city and we have no mayor. But now we have a flag."[1]

The flag of Annandale was selected using one resident's design, and the Chamber of Commerce of the City of Annandale, Virginia, asked Peter Ansoff, president of the North American Vexillological Association (NAVA) and resident of Annandale, to suggest improvements to the design. Ansoff later created a panel of NAVA members, who suggested many improvements to the original design. Ansoff presented the Chamber of Commerce 27 new flag design variations, of which the city of Annandale voted on.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Gross, Penny (October 11, 2006). "A Penny For Your Thoughts: The News of Greater Falls Church". Falls Church News-Press. Falls Church News-Press. Retrieved February 9, 2014. 
  2. ^ Commonwealth of Virginia (February 16, 2009). "Celebrating the life of Sami Azzam Kalifa". House Joint Resolution No. 905. Commonwealth of Virginia. Retrieved February 9, 2014. 

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