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image located by Valentin Poposki, 20 June 2006
The flag of the City of Valparaiso in Indiana, USA, is described at http://www.ci.valparaiso.in.us/cityhistory/cityhistory/CHFlag/cityflag.htm. From the site :
"The sight of rolling hills topped with trees and surrounded by rich, fertile
farm lands, in the Vale of Paradise, inspired the use of green as the principal
color of the first flag for the city of Valparaiso. The purity of white was used
to signify a deeply religious City, once called the "City of Churches". Gold,
the trim color, indicated the quality of schooling, community life, and
government the citizens of Valparaiso strive to maintain.
Emblazoned across the flag's face is a large modern "V" relating the big "V's" of Valparaiso, Valparaiso University, Valparaiso Technical Institute, and the Valparaiso High School. The "V" surrounds a circle, or hub, that symbolized the City's status as the Porter County seat. The four symbols, within the circle, and their meanings are: The Valparaiso University Chapel (education); a Church symbol (religion); a tree (agriculture); and a machine gear (industry). Encircling the hub is the name Valparaiso and the date of the City's conception, 1866."
Valentin Poposki, 20 June 2006