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Celebrate the birthday of Philadelphia's Civic Flag every March 27th!
 
TheSealofPhiladelphia The Seal of Philadelphia(1874)

The seal was adopted by City Council on Feb. 14, 1874. Its centerpiece is a shield displaying a ship under full sail at the bottom and a plow above.

The ship was the symbol of the Free Society of Traders, a London business organization that promoted the colony of Pennsylvania (and gave its name to Society Hill). The vessel also represents commerce. The plow is the symbol that WIlliam Penn assigned to Chester County. It is also a general heraldic symbol for agriculture, which was very important in the settlement and history of Pennsylvania.

Two Female figures flank the shield. The one on the left wears an olive garland and holds a scroll inscribed with an anchor. The garland signifies peace, and the anchor also signifies hope. The figure on the right holds a cornucopia, symbolizing abundance.

Above the shield appears a bent arm holding the scales of justice and mercy, and below is a macaronic phrase containing the greek and latin words Philadelphia Maneto - "Let Brotherly Love Continue". The words come from the New Testament - Hebrews 13:1 - and are said to have been uttered by the last of the Penns visiting Philadelphia in the 19th century.

The seal's blue and gold are the city's colors. Blue the color of the heavens, stands for aspiration. Gold signifies high worth.



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.