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Monmouth County

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[Roosevelt, New Jersey flag] image by Michael Ticktin, 26 August 2013

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The Borough of Roosevelt (incorporated on 29 May 1937 as Jersey Homesteads and renamed on 9 November 1945 as Roosevelt; 882 inhabitants, 4.97 sq. km) is located in Monmouth County.

In the "Messenger Press", 12 June 2013, Jane Meggitt presents the new flag of Roosevelt as follows:
"In the mid-1930s the blue eagle symbolizing the National Recovery Administration was a common sight around the nation, as it meant that companies displaying the logo were cooperating with the New Deal codes for minimum wages, work limits and standards of production Last year, the Borough of Roosevelt, a New Deal creation itself, celebrated its 75th anniversary. This year, it adopted a borough flag prominently featuring the NRA blue eagle as part of its history.

Roosevelt Councilman Michael Ticktin said the flag is on display in the Borough Hall, along with the U.S. and state flags. The Borough Council approved the flag by ordinance in March. "It incorporates the design of the blue eagle poster issued to participating businesses and organizations by the NRA," according to Mr. Ticktin. "It was my suggestion to use this design with the words 'Borough of Roosevelt' and 'Monmouth County, New Jersey' substituted for the words 'NRA and 'We do our part,' that are in the original."

Mr. Ticktin noted the reason for using the NRA blue eagle as the logo, which the borough has used on its stationery for the last 30 years, is that the same legislation that created the NRA, the National Industrial Recovery Act, ultimately led to the creation of what would become Roosevelt. - Messenger Press, 12 June 2013

In the "Times of Trenton", 4 June 2013, Kelly Johnson gives a detailed description of the flag:
"The new flag, which was officially adopted in February, follows the color scheme of the poster for the NRA with the Blue Eagle in the center and "Borough of Roosevelt" above and "Monmouth County, New Jersey" below in red lettering, as in the original poster, according to Ticktin." - Times of Trenton, 4 June 2013

Ivan Sache, 14 June 2013

The official flag of the Borough of Roosevelt was adopted 2/25/13 by ordinance of the Borough Council.

The Blue Eagle was the icon of the National Recovery Administration (NRA), an early New Deal agency. Roosevelt, originally called Jersey Homesteads and renamed after the death of FDR, was initiated under the Subsistence Homesteads program, which was authorized by the National Industrial Recovery Act, the same statute that authorized the NRA--not to be confused with the National Rifle Association. The color scheme of the flag follows the color scheme of the posters used by the NRA.

Please include our flag in your website with the other flags from Monmouth County, New Jersey.

Michael Ticktin, 26 August 2013