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Three finalists for the new city flag:
Dave Fowler, 18 May 2022
Jackson, Tennessee has adopted a new flag (https://www.facebook.com/TheCityofJacksonTN).
Its designer is Kris Stewart, and was unveiled during the closing ceremony of
the Jackson Madison County Bicentennial Celebration, which happened on August
12, 2022. After the flag redesign contest, the 3rd proposal out of the finalists
won. Though, it does seem that the 3rd proposal was modified.
Attached is a picture of the flag from https://www.facebook.com/photo/?fbid=362506339403448&set=pcb.362506379403444, as well as a digital version of the flag (cropped from https://www.facebook.com/photo/?bid=362506332736782&set=pcb.362506379403444)).
Daniel Rentería, 12 August 2022
This is how the flag was described during the voting on finalists of the flag
The flag utilizes green and white on a navy background. I was inspired by the Tennessee State Flag, which uses a “Tristar" shield to represent the three Grand Divisions of Tennessee - West, Central, and East. I use a single star on a shield, positioned in the "Western" section of the flag, to represent our place as the unofficial "seat" of West Tennessee. On the left, you will see a double arrow pointing Eastward (toward the rising sun) - as a symbol of progress, hope, forward-thinking, and continuous development and improvement. The six lines in the large arrow represent the strings of a guitar, with the circular star shield acting as the sound hole of the instrument. This specifically represents the music history of Jackson, but could also be said to reference the arts and culture of our city too. The second "arrow" is comprised of two bars that connect directly in the center of the star - representing the connections made in Jackson - by roadway, career, friends, or family. The right section of the flag has three wavy lines symbolizing three winding paths. Each line could be said to represent a distinct passageway into or through Jackson - the roads/highways, the railroad, and the waterways of the Forked Deer. Note that together, each wavy line, each winding path, runs parallel alongside each other. This symbolizes that regardless of our individual journeys - the winding paths our lives take us on we are never truly alone, as long as we remember our home in Jackson, Tennessee.
Masao Okazaki, 12 August 2022
image by Masao Okazaki, 6 April 2022
The image of the flag posted by the city of Jackson for its contest is
My drawing is based on some photos from Facebook:
Masao Okazaki, 3 February 2022
A better photo of the flag was recently posted:
shows that the stripes are only on the fly.
Masao Okazaki, 6 April 2022
image located by Paul Bassinson, 13 December 2019
Paul Bassinson, 13 December 2019