Celebrate Flag Day
Celebrate the birthday of Philadelphia's Civic Flag every March 27!
 
McCook The Reverend Doctor Henry C. McCook (1837-1911)

Back in 1894, Rev. Dr. Henry C. McCook wrote a letter to then mayor, Edwin S. Stuart, suggesting that Philadelphia adopt a civic flag as a means of promoting civic pride. "The display and constant use of a Philadelphia Civic Flag would act towards the strengthening of civic pride, precisely as similar use of the National Flag tends to foster a spirit of national loyalty."

McCook's efforts proved fruitful. On March 27, 1895, an official civic flag was ordained by city council, designed using drawings McCook included in his letter.



Philadelphia Flag
Philadelphia Maneto

Partners For Civic Pride is a nonprofit group of citizens dedicated to uniting Philadelphians by pursuing, promoting, and celebrating the four founding principles and city motto as depicted on our Philadelphia Civic Flag at every opportunity. PFCP believes that the constant use and display of the Philly FLAG will help to foster pride in Philadelphia. The four founding principles are: Peace, Hope, Justice and Prosperity. The city motto is: PHILADELPHIA MANETO, which means "LET BROTHERLY LOVE CONTINUE".

 
Will Smith Sr.
 
Partners For Civic Pride
November 24, 1939 ~ November 7, 2016
Your PFCP Family is truly heartbroken. We feel Immense Love and Gratitude for our Dear Friend and PFCP Co-Founder, Will Smith Sr. He will always be remembered as the FIRST PERFECT BRICK in our PFCP Foundation ~ Thank You Will I. Our Love and Prayers to the entire Smith Family. Everyone cared deeply for your Daddio/Grandagio!
CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE 2015 PHILADELPHIA FLAG DAY VIDEO. Footage of Will Smith I in the video.


Founders Vision
Partners For Civic Pride

In 1998 Brenda Exon discovered that Philadelphia has a flag. These were her thoughts at that time:

I see an opportunity for a citywide “Philly FLAG Campaign” to promote civic pride via the Philadelphia Civic Flag with its meaningful motto and powerful symbols. This new “civic experiment ” may foster the spirit of the original Holy Experiment of William Penn, who named his new, green country town, Brotherly Love, believing that a city founded with Love will be a good and just place to live.