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The website at https://flagsofguam.wordpress.com/2011/05/27/hagatna-capital-of-guam-flag/ displays a flag for Hagatna:
Hagatna’s flag design sports images of the beautiful landmarks found throughout the capital. The images include the Guam’s golden rising sun, its lush rolling hills, rugged limestone cliffs, and dark cold caves where Japanese soldiers hid during World War II. Additionally, Chief Quipuha, the ancient village Chief of Hagatna, who ruled before and during the European occupation by Spain is also shown. Furthermore, the flag displays the Agana Basillica, which represents the head of the Roman Catholic in Guam. It also shows the Plaza de Espana which represents the long Spanish occupation and its influence on the culture of its people; the latte stones which represent strength and an important element in building architecture pre-war, and the statue of Pope John Paul II that depicts an historic visit to the island in the early 1980s.
The flag is richly painted in red depicting the village name, Hagatna, which means “their bloodline”, referring to specific family clans that made this village their home, during pre-war Guam. This flag was designed by Gerard V. Aflague, a Guam born native, in collaboration with the mayor and his staff.
Ben Cahoon, 22 February 2015