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Flanders, New York (U.S.)

Suffolk County

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[Flag of Hamlet of Flanders, New York] image located by Valentin Poposki, 5 March 2019
Source: https://riverheadnewsreview.timesreview.com/tag/bishop-mcgann-mercy-high-school



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Description of the flag

Today's issue of the Long Island, New York, daily newspaper Newsday has an article on the 14 May 2013 adoption of a flag by the Town Council of Southampton for the hamlet/Census Designated Place of Flanders.
www.newsday.com/long-island/towns/girl-s-passion-for-flanders-flag-never-wavered-1.5263875 - the flag can be seen in the accompanying video.

Flanders is located within the Town of Southampton, Suffolk County, New York.
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flanders,_New_York

The flag was designed by Flanders resident Shannon Merker. It features a depiction of an iconic bit of local mimetic roadside architecture - the Big Duck. Mimetic architecture refers to buildings designed to call to mind the products they sell, such as hamburger joints shaped like hamburgers on a bun, or stores that sell honey shaped like beehives. The Big Duck was built to serve as a store selling locally grown duck or duckling.
www.roadsideamerica.com/story/2173
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Big_Duck

 In fact the Big Duck is such a prominent example of mimetic architecture, that "duck architecture" has become synonymous with the term.
urbanspotlight.wordpress.com/2009/07/25/duck-architecture/

The flag has narrow blue stripes at top and bottom. In the broad middle stripe the white Big Duck, outlined in black, with yellow bill and black eyes, floats on a white meandering river, w blue lowlands on the hoist side (tapering to a point at the fly end), and green lowlands on the fly side of the river. A white sky dominates the background, six stalks of the marsh vegetation called cattails flank the foreground. The upper blue stripe has FLANDERS in upper-case white letters. The lower stripe has two line of white letters:

Home of the Big Duck
Founded 1648

Ned Smith, 15 May 2013