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The Salem flag has a field of three horizontal stripes. The top one, light
blue, is half the width of the bottom stripe, which is forest green. The center
stripe, yellow, is half the width of the top stripe. A large, nearly circular
emblem is placed on the flag so that the top and hoist points of the
circumference are even with the edges of the field. The bottom point of the
circumference extends slightly more than halfway in the green stripe; the fly
point is halfway in the field.
The emblem is composed of a yellow field on which is an equilateral orange cross. The arms of the cross are the same width as the yellow stripe, and the horizontal arms are placed so that the yellow stripe appears to be a continuation of the arm of the fly. In the lower hoist quadrant of the emblem are three stylized evergreen trees, forest green; the tallest at the hoist touching the top edge of the fly arm of the cross, the middle one slightly shorter so the top just clears the bottom edge of the cross, and the fly one short hair yet so it stop does not quite reach the cross. In the lower fly quadrant are two more of the trees, about the height of the shortest in the hoist quadrant. Of these, the tree to the hoist has its branches superimposed somewhat on the fly edge of the bottom vertical arm of the cross.
Extending from the outer bottom edge of the emblem to the bottom of the field is a light blue stripe the same width as the arms of the cross, thus appearing to be an extension of the cross. The flag has a border the width of the arms of the cross, and so constructed that all vertical and horizontal lines form a square in each corner. Four additional squares are formed in the border by extending the vertical/horizontal lines of the cross to the border edges. All squares thus formed are red. The colors in the remaining segments of the border between the squares are all forest green in the upper half of the flag; light blue below.
NAVA News, January/February 1990
Phil Allen, 31 January 2023
image located by Paul Bassinson, 9 November 2019
Paul Bassinson, 9 November 2019