Last modified: 2006-01-21 by rick wyatt
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image by Calvin Paige Herring, FOTW standardized by Antonio Martins
Proportion: 3:5, but variable.
Adopted: November 1992
First Raised: 6 January 1993
The flag of Jackson, Mississippi, consists of a 'forest green' field which represents growth, the land and opportunity. The white cross symbolizes the city as being at the crossroads of the state and the region. (The city sits on major national arteries which run north-south and east-west.) The 'French Blue' disc indicates the location of the city upon the Pearl River while the 'yellow-gold' star is a graphic depiction of the city as the capital of Mississippi."
SOURCES - Official Jackson city government handout on the day of the adoption; personal conversations with the head of the flag design committee, Mr. Clay Moss.
Calvin Paige Herring, 26 May 1998