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Park Ridge, Illinois (U.S.)

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[Park Ridge, Illinois flag] image by Eugene Ipavec, 29 August 2005

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Description of the flag

The flag of the City of Park Ridge, Illinois, can be seen at the websites:  Based on that web page, the flag was designed by Mayor Raymond Hollis (1957-61), and dedicated on Sunday, July 24, 1960, the 50th Anniversary of Park Ridge as a city. Rising from each corner, the golden band symbolizes the ridge, a geographical and topographical characteristic that is captured in the present name of the incorporated city; the gold color commemorates the Golden Anniversary year, 1960. Above the Ridge, a deep blue field is bisected by a classic golden torch with a red flame…a symbol of the highest standards of education at all levels and ages. On the blue field to the left of the torch, the three minor stars are symbols of the three stages in our city's history: Pennyville, Brickton and the Village of Park Ridge. On the blue field to the right of the torch, the one large white star stands for unity and strength of our present city.

Below and parallel to the golden band, on a field of white, two red stripes complete the national colors and symbolize our underlying devotion to the United States of America and the State of Illinois.

Valentin Poposki, 29 August 2005

The flag is very dark blue over white, divided per chevron. On the division, four thin chevrons — golden yellow (double width), dark red, white, and dark red; on the white area the lettering "City of Park Ridge", set in very dark blue extra-bold sans-serif capitals; at the apex of the chevrons a golden yellow torch with dark red flames, on the blue area, fly side, a large white regular upright five-pointed star, and at the hoist side three such stars, smaller, arranged two over one.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 8 January 2009