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Fairfax County, Virginia (U.S.)

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[Flag of Fairfax County, Virginia] by Joe McMillan, 16 January 2000

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Sharp-eyed readers will note that the horse in the image is brown rather than red. The correct heraldic blazon is "gules," but the county habitually represents the horse as well as the lions in what it seems to take as "natural" colors.
Joe McMillan, 16 January 2000

At there are a number of photos of the Sheriff's department honor guard from one of those counties, Fairfax. Four flags are visible on some of the photos- US, Virginia, Fairfax County and another very similar to the County flag but with a brown field instead of blue. Is that the Sheriff's Department flag? The departmental uniforms seem to be the same shade of brown. Another photo, not linked at that first page may give more additional detail
Ned Smith, 26 June 2005

The yellow around the edge of the county flag (light blue) is wider than that around the state and national flags. There are county flags extant here in Fairfax County that lack the yellow border, but all those I have seen displayed in front of and inside county office buildings have the yellow border. It does seem to vary in width, however, and I have been unable to find any county ordinance specifying the design-- not that I've tried very hard, beyond looking in the law section of the public libraries.
Joe McMillan, 4 July 2005