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Winchester, Virginia (U.S.)

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[Flag of Winchester, Virginia] image by Randy Young, 21 October 1998



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Description of the flag

City Code SECTION 2-3. CITY FLAG.
There is adopted as the flag of the City a scarlet field with a Saint Andrew's cross imposed, composed of three (3) stripes of equal width, the center stripe of colonial blue and the flanking stripes of colonial buff. The cross shall be outlined by a narrow white edge separating it from the scarlet field. In the center of the cross, at the intersection, shall be a scarlet shield superimposed and outlined by a narrow white edge, and charged upon the shield shall be a Norman lion regardant, in colonial buff color, a facsimile of the lions on the flag of the City of Winchester, England, after which Winchester, Virginia, was named. This flag shall be the authorized and official and corporate flag of the City and shall be accepted and used as such. (Code 1959, 1-9)
Randy Young, 10 February 1999


The City Seal

City Code SECTION 2-1. CITY SEAL--DESCRIBED.
There is adopted, as the seal of the City, a metallic disc, two inches in diameter with a border or outer circle, within which shall be engraved at the top of the circle, the words "City of Winchester," and at the bottom of the circle the word "Virginia." Within this circle shall be engraved a shield which shall be quartered and shall display thereon, in the upper left quarter, the Union Jack of Great Britain as it existed during the period when Winchester owed allegiance to that flag; in the upper right quarter, the flag of the Commonwealth of Virginia; in the lower left quarter, the cross and stars of the battle flag of the Confederate States of America; and in the lower right quarter, a portion of the union with three of the stars, three of the red stripes and two of the white stripes of the flag of the United States of America. At the top and center of the shield shall be a bust of a Shawnee Indian warrior. Below the shield shall be the motto "Fare Fac," and below that the date "1744." At the right of the shield shall be a decoration of a garland of the ivy vine, and at the left a laurel branch. This seal shall be so engraved as to produce the above- described design when it is impressed on paper. When the seal is reproduced in colors, the several quarterings, the Indian bust, the laurel and ivy shall be in their proper colors, and the lettering in the outer circle shall be in colonial blue upon a background of colonial buff. This seal shall be the authorized and official and corporate seal of the City and shall be accepted and used as such. (Code 1959, 1-8)
Randy Young, 10 February 1999