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The Daily Flag News—May 4, 2007

On April 3rd, I referenced an article about Indiana’s contest to pick a new license plate design to begin 2008. The contest is over and the new plate is displayed here. It uses the torch from their state flag on a dark blue background.

Indiana To Go Blue With License Plate – Local News Story – WRTV Indianapolis

New Indiana PlateINDIANAPOLIS — Hoosiers have chosen a dark-blue license plate with the torch from the state flag’s design to be the state’s new license plate beginning in 2008.

The Bureau of Motor Vehicles opened the plate design to public voting last month. BMV officials said more than 107,000 residents cast ballots.

Officials said the blue design beat its closest competitor, an option that had a lighter background image of the state’s flag, by about 2,500 votes.

I know that every state has a flag, and that many cities in Texas have one, but I don’t know of any county in Texas that has their own flag flying. – The Union Democrat Online

union-democrat-logo.jpgA contest seeking flag designs was prompted several years ago by a request from California’s Secretary of State that each of the state’s 58 counties have a flag displayed in Sacramento.

A large majority of California counties have their own flags, but Tuolumne County does not.

The local flag design contest drew more than 90 entries, which were narrowed down to nine. But the idea died after supervisors were unable to agree on what the flag should look like.

When Bass started on the board in 2005, she said she was contacted by one of her constituents, Sonora resident Bettie Ries, who urged her to pursue creation of a county flag.

The only thing missing from this story from Ottowa is a picture of the restored 1916 flag. I would love to see the flag unveiled. If anybody spots it on the web, be sure and drop me a note.

Flag unveiling marks May is Museum Month | Ottawa Start

ottawa-logo.jpgThe May is Museum Month campaign was officially launched today at the Bytown museum with the unveiling of a restored national flag saved from the 1916 fire that destroyed the original Centre Block of Parliament. MP Jason Kenney,
Secretary of State for Multiculturalism and Canadian Identity unveiled the flag with the help of fellow MPs Paul Dewar, Ottawa Centre and David McGuinty, Ottawa South.

The flag has been carefully restored and is the centrepiece of a new exhibition on the fire at Parliament in 1916, part of Museum’s 90th anniversary programming.

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