Springfield has a new city flag. Here's what the symbols and colors on it represent
Springfield City Council approved the new design at its meeting Monday night.
Springfield City Council has approved a new flag for the city. It's a design first proposed by the Springfield Identity Project in 2017.
The new flag, which replaces one adopted in 1938, is blue and white, and its symbols and colors represent facets of the city.
In the center of the city's new flag, is a dark blue and white eight-pointed emblem called the Compass Crown. It represents Springfield’s role as a crossroads to the nation with the crown being a reference to the city’s nickname, Queen City of the Ozarks.
Four-pointed white stars
Three four-pointed stars above the Compass Crown represent Springfield’s innovative spirit, connection to nature and Ozarks culture.
White horizontal stripe
A broad, white horizontal stripe symbolizes the Ozarks Plateau on which the city was built as well as Route 66. The name for the iconic highway originated in Springfield.
Light blue background
The blue background represents Ozarks water and skies.
The city solicited designs for a new flag and received 26 submissions, ultimately deciding on the one that was approved this week.
The historic city flag will be retired in a ceremony when the new flag is raised at city hall on March 1.