Franco-American Flag

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Franco-American Flag

The colors blue, white, and red symbolise both France and the United States of America. The star symbolises Franco-American unity and solidarity to America. The fleur de lys to the right of the flag is in memory of their attachment to French Canadians or that of France for those of French origin.

Given to her by the Franco-American community of Upstate New York, Vermont, New Hampshire and Massachusetts, Édith Butler presented the flag in her concert tour in Manchester, New Hampshire on June 24, 1992.[citation needed]

New England Flag[edit]

Franco-American Flag of New England

A May 1983 conference of Franco-Americans at Saint Anselm College in Manchester, New Hampshire adopted a flag to represent Franco-Americans in New England. It was designed by Robert L. Couturier, attorney and one-time mayor of Lewiston, Maine, to have a blue field with a white fleur-de-lis over a white five-pointed star.[1][2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ The French-Canadian heritage in New England ([International version] ed.). University Press of New England. pp. 160–161. ISBN 0-7735-0537-7.
  2. ^ "The Robert Couturier Collection - Audio-Visual Materials | Franco-American Collection | University of Southern Maine". usm.maine.edu.