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image by Randy Young, 12 March 2016
The new flag design can be seen on Wikipedia. This updated flag design is flown above the Germantown Historical Society (Germantown Carnagie Building) and is the only Germantown flag design that I'm aware of that's in use for Germantown Ohio.
Jeremiah Flerchinger, 12 March 2016
According to the Wikipedia entry, the new flag went into use in 2014, though it has never been codified in the town charter.
Randy Young, 12 March 2016
image by António Martins-Tuválkin, 2 February 2001
From the website:
Official Village Flagsubmitted by: Jarig Bakker, 30 October 2000
The designer of the Official Flag of Germantown attempted to incorporate many of the aspects of the past, present and future of the Village.
Blue and White Backgrounds - The blue and white of the flag represents the Valley View School System. Valley View academics, sports, and students create a cohesiveness for all citizens of the Village, as well as prepare our younger generations for the future.
Black, Red and Yellow Stripes - These colors represent the German heritage, as well as the namesake of the Village. Most of what Germantown is today has originated from the German culture. The order of the colors represents the German national flag.
"O" - The large "O" offset from the middle of the flag represents the State of Ohio, of which Germantown is an integral part.
Wheat - The wheat symbolizes the past and present of Germantown. Even though the farming industry is somewhat dwindling in town, farming is still and will continue to be an integral part of the economic base.
Covered Bridge - The covered bridge continues to be the main symbol of Germantown. The bridge has survived many ordeals throughout its existence and represents the town's struggle to retain a "small town" atmosphere through the Miami Valley's continued increased urbanization.
Hands - The hands are symbolic for two reasons. First, the hands represent the relationship of Germantown and German Township. (The symbol was "borrowed" from German Township's new crest.) Secondly, the hands represent the future of Germantown. Germantown must continue to work together with its neighbors to preserve the Village's well being within the region.