Rockford is finally getting it’s own flag, but first, you need to cast your vote on which flag you like the best.
One thing Rockford is missing is it’s own flag.
The initiative to create a city flag was born from a grassroots campaign. I’ll let them explain:
On June 14th, which so happened to be Flag Day, three Rockford City Flag designs were presented at City Hall.
Each one of them have a story behind them.
So these are the Rockford, IL city flag design finalists. Dig the minimal design but.. nah pic.twitter.com/B9wN8xD21I
— Armando Quinones Jr. (@MandoQuinoa) June 14, 2018
The flags all have special meaning and symbolism as well.
The green tree symbolizes our city’s nickname ‘the Forest City,’ with the sun rising behind it symbolizing optimism and progress in our city, with the blue symbolizing the Rock River flowing through the city.
The 3 trees and green background symbolize the Forest City and the two founding communities on the banks of the Rock River that eventually formed Rockford. The screw in the middle represents the hardwork of our community and symbolizes the progress we make when we come together as one. It also pays homage to our manufacturing history as ‘the Screw City’. The three shapes together also pay homage to the numerical representation of the city, 815. The ‘V’ formed in the negative space stands for the Valley of the Rock River.
The screw nestled in the banks of the Rock River represents Rockford’s industrial roots as well as the location it originated. The abstract tree/arrow above the screw represents Rockford’s economic growth and progress, the sun represents Rockford’s bright future and vitality, the tree/arrow points north for Rockford’s northern location in Illinois. Blue is used to represent the Rock River, green represents Forest City, orange represents optimism, white represents unity.
Each flag is truly unique. Which flag will you be voting for?