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image by Masao Okazaki, 28 August 2019
The Town of Litchfield has informed me it has no flag.
Valentin Poposki, 1 October 2009
The town has adopted a flag:
LITCHFIELD — Selectmen have officially adopted a new town flag to represent Litchfield, its history and its culture. Spearheaded by Matt Lepore, a member of the town’s conservation commission, the town flag was unanimously approved this week by the Board of Selectmen — a few weeks after local voters granted permission for selectmen to adopt the flag.
Following several design versions and input from citizens, the final flag includes three primary colors — blue, green and white. It also displays the town seal, complete with a depiction of the former town hall and the year ‘1734’ when the town was founded. “I was ecstatic to see how much support the warrant article received giving the Board of Selectmen approval to adopt a town flag,” said Lepore.
He began the proposal about a year ago,
creating 13 different designs for consideration. An informal, online
survey was used to garner input from local residents on the design concept.
The new flag includes blue to represent the Merrimack River, the town’s history and its knowledge. The white portion represents transparency and town meeting, while the green section highlights the town’s agricultural significance, veterans and volunteers. The three colors are used to form a moving wave on the flag’s surface, with the seal located in the top left corner of the design. Lepore worked with the local historical society to help select significant colors for the flag. “I kept the design process very democratic. I wanted as much feedback as possible,” said Lepore.
He presented selectmen with the first indoor town flag on Monday. Other exterior flags will be created for residents to purchase. It is not yet clear where the town flag will be displayed, but Lepore said he is hoping it will be stationed outside of the town hall. He is also optimistic that the flags will eventually be sold in bulk to local residents, and that a dedication ceremony will be held to recognize the new town flag as its colors are raised for the first time. The Litchfield Police Department’s honor guard is expected to present the colors. The recreation commission has an unused flag pole that could potentially be used to help with the flag raising, according to Lepore. Troy Brown, town administrator, said he will be working with Lepore to purchase some of the new flags and determine where they should be displayed.
Dave Fowler, 24 April 2019
Facebook post by designer:
The new flag includes blue to represent the Merrimack River, the town’s history and its knowledge. The white portion represents transparency and town meeting, while the green section highlights the town’s agricultural significance, veterans and volunteers. The three colors are used to form a moving wave on the flag’s surface, with the seal located in the top left corner of the design.
The town shows only an asymmetrical image of its current seal ( https://www.facebook.com/litchfieldnh/), which has been used in the flag design. I haven't seen the actual flag, but I hope the seal is improved (as shown above).
Masao Okazaki, 5 July 2019
image located by Masao Okazaki, 28 August 2019
This is the 250th Anniversary flag of the town, celebrated in 1984.
Masao Okazaki, 28 August 2019
image located by Dave Martucci, 30 August 2020
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This clipping from the Nashua Telegraph, 1 June 1984, shows the design was by
Dave Martucci, 30 August 2020