Last modified: 2003-11-01 by jarig bakker
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Granted 28 Nov 2001
The left half (azure - yellow chessboard and ermine canton) refers to the CoA of Hemmen, an element of the CoA of Valburg.
The red tower in the yellow right half refers to the two castles of Heteren: the Nijburg (halfway between Randwijk and Heteren) and the "Roode Toren" (Red Tower) between Heteren and Driel.
The center of the CoA has been reserved for Saint Werenfridus, a remarkable element of the CoA of Elst. It pictures the coffin of the patron saint of Elst, who floats to his last resting place in Elst.
Elst is nearly synonymous with 'fruit of the Betuwe'. It is between
the big cities of Arnhem and Nijmegen and gets once every year attention
by the 4-days walk ('Vierdaagse')
The flag is a combination of the Dutch RWB and the Gelderland BYN <which is a pity; on the municipal CoA is a coffin, representing St. Werenfridus, the patron saint of Elst and Westervoort, floating on the water>
Jarig Bakker, 21 September 1999
Heteren is southwest of Arnhem in the eastern Betuwe.
The old flag was horizontal RYB, derived from the municipal CoA. To make the superficial observer completely aware of that the CoA has been put on the new flag.
Jarig Bakker, 29 September 1999