2015 ~ THE YEAR OF THE PHILLY FLAG!   ~  120TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE FIRST OFFICIAL CITY FLAG IN THE NATION!  ~  MARCH 27, 2015
Countdown to Philadelphia Flag Day March 27, 2015:
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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".

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PFCP Announcements

2015 Nominations for the Philadelphia Maneto Awards have been received - THANK YOU!


2015 AWARDEES WILL BE ANNOUNCED, FEBRUARY 14, 2015 on the official LOVE Day! Also, the day the City Seal of LOVE was made official - FEBRUARY 14, 1874!"


The Philadelphia Civic Flag is the FIRST Flag of LOVE in America(1895), displaying the FIRST City Seal of LOVE (1874) on its Crest!

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.