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Berne, Indiana (U.S.)

Last modified: 2006-07-15 by rick wyatt
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[Berne, Indiana flag] image located by Valentin Poposki, 14 August 2005

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A photo of the flag of the City of Berne in Indiana, USA, was displayed at (link no longer available). It is a white flag with a black bear with red tongue and claws walking. The name BERNE is arched over the bear.
Valentin Poposki, 22 September 2005

This is one of the most interesting and entertaining flags of US localities. Interesting: Checking Bern's (CH) image, above, one can see that Berne's (IN) flag and the former flag are heraldically almost
identical. One difference: in the latter flag the bear's eyes are red; in the former, white. I don't know the heraldic term for describing eye tinctures. Entertaining: Only the former flag has the bear "viriled of the first" i.e., gules. In the latter flag (IN), the body part in question remains sable, i.e., indistinguishable by color from the rest of the bear's body.
Lewis A. Nowitz, 22 September 2005