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image by Masao Okazaki, 10 July 2019
A picture of the flag was sent to me by Rich Hively, the designer of the flag
who is with the Nitro Development Authority. The flag was approved by the Nitro
City Council on 21 February 2017. Also attached is the ordinance approving the
Here's a newspaper article from about the flag
Nitro plans new WWI-themed city flag
Charleston Gazette-Mail, 7 Feb 2017
Nitro continues to embrace its World War I identity. City Council members approved two measures during its meeting Tuesday night that further honor the town’s legacy as a World War I ammunition factory boom town.
Nitro soon will have a new flag. Changes to the flag include the addition of a doughboy and the phrase “Living Memorial to World War
I.” The colors will remain the same.
Nitro Mayor Dave Casebolt said the flag will be unveiled at the city’s new Living Memorial Park. The park’s dedication is set for May 13. The city will change out all city flags on its property, Casebolt added. The Nitro Branding Committee has been working on the new flag’s design for the last six months as part of larger ongoing branding efforts.
Article 105.02 CITY FLAG
WHEREAS, the United States Senate on September 29, 1982, recognized the City of Nitro as a living memorial to World War 1; and
WHEREAS, the City Council of the City of Nitro, West Virginia, enacted on May 17, 1988, Ordinance 88-5 which adopted a specified [a] flag as the City's flag; and
WHEREAS, Ordinance 88-5 also adopted the "Nitro City Logo" to be used on all City stationary [sic] and City vehicles; and
WHEREAS, the Nitro City Council and the Nitro Convention and Visitors Bureau together in 2015 determined to develop tourism in the City through branding the City as "A Living Memorial to World War 1"; and
WHEREAS, the City purchased and installed at the entryway to the City to life-size statutes [sic] of World War 1 soldiers, commonly known as Doughboys; and
WHEREAS, the city has adopted for use on City stationary the logo of the Doughboy and "A Living Memorial to World War 1"; and
WHEREAS, the Nitro Convention and Visitors Bureau has designed a new City flag that incorporates the City name of Nitro, the image of the Wolrd War 1 Doughboy and the phrase "A Living Memorial to World War 1";
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF NITRO, that Ordinance 88-5 is hereby repealed; and
BE IT FURTHER ORDAINED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF NITRO, that the flag designed by the Nitro Convention and Visitors Bureau which incorporated the City name of Nitro, the image of the World War 1 Doughboy and the phrase "A Living Memorial to World War 1" is hereby adopted as the official flag of the City of Nitro, West Virginia.
Masao Okazaki, 10 July 2019
image located by Paul Bassinson, 16 February 2020
Paul Bassinson, 16 February 2020