Flag of Richmond, Virginia

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Flag of Richmond, VA.
Former city flag, used from 1914 to 1933

The city flag of Richmond, Virginia, was adopted in 1993. The flag contains a navy blue field in the upper two-thirds quadrant with two red and two white stripes beneath in the lower third of the flag. It features a silhouette of a person working a James River bateau down the James River. The boatman is a graphical depiction of a 14-foot tall bronze statue called "Headman" that stands on Brown's Island and commemorates the African American contribution to Richmond’s waterways. The nine stars on the flag represent the nine states that were once part of Virginia’s territory: Virginia, West Virginia, Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee, Illinois, Wisconsin, Michigan, and Indiana.[1]

In a 2004 survey by the North American Vexillological Association, Richmond's city flag was ranked as the 15th best city flag in the nation.[2]

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  1. ^ "Unfurling the history of the Richmond flag". RVANews. RVANews.org. Retrieved December 14, 2017.
  2. ^ "2004 American City Flags Survey". North American Vexillological Association. NAVA.org. Archived from the original on April 17, 2013. Retrieved September 7, 2013.

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