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image by Virginijus Misiunas, 22 October 2009
Marcinkonys (Varena District) - under red head with five
golden patriarchal crosses on silver background three black wolf
heads two over one. Flag proportions 10:11, free edges bordered
with silver rope, finial is silver tip with silver bands.
Patriarchal crosses mean the local custom of building
large wooden crosses with two crosspieces, also the
resistance of local people against Polish regime: building of
such Lithuanian crosses was one of methods of
fight. Red colour means blood spilled to keep the
Lithuanian identity. Wolf heads mean wolves living in environs.
Virginijus Misiunas, 22 October 2009