The City of Chattanooga Waving a New Flag
The southeastern Tennessee city’s flag receives a flag-makeover.
The Chattanooga City Council voted 6-3 in favor of a new city flag in August 2012. Development of the new flag began in 1994 and finally determined a successor this month. The council’s approval leads way to the adoption of a new green and blue flag that adorns the state’s seal.
Since the early 1920’s, the city of Chattanooga has flown a red flag containing blue and white accents, including a single white star in the center of the flag – and appeared to look similar to the Tennessee state flag.
While some citizens voiced concern about losing a part of Tennessee’s history, Chattanooga Mayor Ron Littlefield said, “It’s time to move on. We’re a different city now than we were in 1923, and so it’s time to have a different flag.” The old Chattanooga flag will remain on display in City Hall, highlighting as part of Chattanooga’s history.
Source: WRCB TVThis entry was posted in Flag News and tagged Chattanooga, New Chattanooga Flag, State flag, Tennessee. Bookmark the permalink.