A great city deserves a great flag. Citizens of Raleigh have launched a grassroots movement to adopt a banner that conveys our civic pride. Residents and businesses are already flying the newly designed flag around town. This campaign raises awareness of the new flag and asks the city council to instate it as an official flag of Raleigh.
A flag should be highly memorable. Therefore, simple designs are best. A child should be able to draw any good flag from memory.
Flag experts publish design principles to guide the development of great flags. These principles emphasize simplicity and meaningful symbolism. A great city flag is simple but carries relevant symbolism to inspire a sense of community.
The proposed new Raleigh flag incorporates Sir Walter Raleigh’s coat of arms – a red shield with five silver diamonds in diagonal – into the iconic acorn emblem that symbolizes our stately City of Oaks. The new design preserves the intent of the historic Raleigh flag while offering a more distinct and compelling imagery.Read about the flag