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File #: 200229    Version: 0 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: ADOPTED
File created: 3/5/2020 In control: CITY COUNCIL
On agenda: Final action: 3/5/2020
Title: Honoring the Partners For Civic Pride, Inc. for their diligent efforts on spreading the history and pride of the Philadelphia Civic Flag and marking the 125th Anniversary of the Philadelphia Civic Flag by recognizing March 27, 2020 as Philadelphia Civic Flag Day.
Sponsors: Councilmember Squilla
Attachments: 1. Signature20022900
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Honoring the Partners For Civic Pride, Inc. for their diligent efforts on spreading the history and pride of the Philadelphia Civic Flag and marking the 125th Anniversary of the Philadelphia Civic Flag by recognizing March 27, 2020 as Philadelphia Civic Flag Day.
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WHEREAS, March 27, 2020 marks the 125th Anniversary of the first official City flag in America. Designed by the Reverend Dr. Henry C. McCook as a unifying symbol of Pride Of Place; and
WHEREAS, Philadelphia's universal reputation as "the City of Brotherly Love" was borne from the original slogan, displayed in Latin on our City flag's emblem, "Philadelphia Maneto" or "Let Brotherly Love Continue"; and
WHEREAS, Philly Flag Fest 2020 will take place from Friday, March 27th through Sunday, March 29th with several planned events throughout the City. Staring with a press conference at the Art Museum where the Historic 1895 Depiction of the Philly Flag will be ceremoniously raised. This Press Conference will also be used as a "Call to all citizens" to come out and unite together in the CITIZENS' PHILADELPHIA MANETO MARCH and PARADE which will take place on Saturday, March 28th; and
WHEREAS, The CITIZENS' PHILADELPHIA MANETO MARCH and PARADE will begin with participants gathering at Logan Circle at 10 am The Parade starts at 11 am The March will end at Thomas Paine Plaza where the 125th Anniversary Philly Flag-Raising Ceremony will take place from 12 Noon to 1:00 pm - followed by a "Philly Flag" DJ Dance Party on the Plaza until 4 pm; and
WHEREAS, Seven (7) outstanding Philadelphia Youth will be honored with the PHILADELPHIA MANETO AWARDS (as described above). These seven individuals have taken a stance against Gun Violence, each, in their own impactful ways, to help make Philadelphia a more peaceful, hopeful, just and prosperous city to call home. A significant part of the Flag-Raising celebration, is the presentation of the four (4) PHILADELPHIA MANETO AWARDS that are awarded for the four Principle...

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