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Girkalnis (Kaunas, Lithuania)

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image by Virginijus Misiunas, 31 October 2009

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Girkalnis (Raseiniai District) - on silver field with red bordure on free edges upon green hill attacking black wolf looking backwards to red oval with silver cross. Flag proportions 10:11, finial is silver tip, staff is dark grey. The charge reflects the local folk tale about town and church names: the local lord Jurgis (George) hunted on the woodland hill once. He was attacked by wolves, and when he prayed for aid and promised building a church right there, the wolves ran away. So the lord built a church in on that hill ("girkalnis" means "wood hill") and dedicated the church to his patron St. George.
Virginijus Misiunas, 31 October 2009