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image by António Martins, 1 October 2002
A white flag with the seal centered on it. The lettering on the seal says: 1981 - ALL AMERICA CITY - 1995 CITY OF INVENTION.
Recently the city seal (which is the main element of the flag) has been changed. I assume that the flag is also changed, showing the new seal. Here is the story: www.ci.akron.oh.us/Tour/index.htm and www.ci.akron.oh.us/images/Seal_x350.jpg.
"Akron, Ohio is an award-winning city with a storied past and a promising future. The City of Akron Seal was designed to reflect the pride that the people of Akron feel for our community. The red, white and blue color scheme is used to symbolize our status as an All-America City. The seal incorporates the official design of the All-America City Award, presented by the National Civic League to Akron in 1981, 1995, and 2008. In the blue field of the shield (Pantone Blue 287) there are 10 stars representing the 10 wards of the City of Akron. The stripes (Pantone Red 186), in addition to recognizing the official logo of the All-America City Award, also mirrors the logo of one of our city's most beloved institutions recognized throughout the world, the All-American Soap Box Derby. First adopted in 1996, the City of Akron Seal is displayed on official correspondence, on vehicles, signs, banners, flags, and pins, and recognizes officially-sponsored city events."
Valentin Poposki, 16 March 2009
image located by Valentin Poposki, 16 March 2009
image provided by António Martins, 1 October 2002