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Elizabeth, New Jersey (U.S.)

Union County

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[Flag of Elizabeth, New Jersey] image by Masao Okazaki, 5 May 2022

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Description of the Flag

In the heart point, the seal of the City of Elizabeth with six (6) five pointed stars, each star representing a ward; three stars to the left and three stars to the right symmetrically placed near the seal. Two ribbons, one near the top paralleling the flag bearing the legend, "The City of Elizabeth, New Jersey," equally distant from either side, and one near the bottom equally distant from either side, paralleling the flag and bearing the legend "Founded 1664, First Capital of New Jersey, Incorporated 1855." The words "First Capital of New Jersey" to be in the center of the ribbon.

The field is light blue, letters and stars dark blue in heraldry, signifying loyalty, the keynote of our city's motto "Loyal Devoir." Ribbons in white or silver, used interchangeably in heraldry, signifying peace and sincerity.

A descriptive design of the Municipal Flag was included in a report adopted by the City Council of Elizabeth at its meeting held December 27, 1934; it was amended by resolution adopted February 10, 1964. In 1934, the flag contained thirteen (13) stars representing the thirteen (13) wards then in effect. Elizabeth now operates under a new charter and form of government. The amendment of February 10, 1964 provides for the use of six (6) stars in the flag to represent the six (6) wards into which the city is presently sub-divided.
located by Dov Gutterman, 31 May 2002

At, hardly visible behind Mr. Jaspan, what seems to be the flag of Elizabeth, a city in Union County, New Jersey(US). Medium or light be with white lettering reading "?he cit?" (probably "The city of Elizabeth") at the top of the flag. The rest, I guess, includes the incorporation date and state name, and the city seal centered on the cloth.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 5 December 2006

A better photo of the flag shows that the words are repeated twice- once on a set of white ribbons around the seal and once on the ring of the seal. See
Ned Smith, 5 December 2006

I think it is only one ribbon, folded to show three sections. While on the hoist part of the ribbon is written "The City of" and undoubtedly in the middle is "Elizabeth", the fly part *may* read "New Jersey", or "Union Co., NJ", but that's not sure.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 5 December 2006

In response to my email to the city, Ruby Contreras, of the Public Information Office, sent me a very large vector image of the flag, used to draw the image above.
Masao Okazaki, 5 May 2022


[Municipal seal] image located by Paul Baines, 11 January 2022