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image located by Valentin Poposki, 20 June 2006
The flag of the City of Valparaiso in Indiana, USA, is described at www.ci.valparaiso.in.us/cityhistory/cityhistory/CHFlag/cityflag.htm:
"The sight of rolling hills topped with trees and surrounded by rich, fertile farm lands, in the Vale of Paradise, inspired the use of green as the principal color of the first flag for the city of Valparaiso. The purity of white was used to signify a deeply religious City, once called the "City of Churches". Gold, the trim color, indicated the quality of schooling, community life, and government the citizens of Valparaiso strive to maintain.Valentin Poposki, 20 June 2006
Emblazoned across the flag's face is a large modern "V" relating the big "V's" of Valparaiso, Valparaiso University, Valparaiso Technical Institute, and the Valparaiso High School. The "V" surrounds a circle, or hub, that symbolized the City's status as the Porter County seat. The four symbols, within the circle, and their meanings are: The Valparaiso University Chapel (education); a Church symbol (religion); a tree (agriculture); and a machine gear (industry). Encircling the hub is the name Valparaiso and the date of the City's conception, 1866."