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image by Masao Okazaki, 23 July 2019
About the flag:
Joseph Crawford designed the City Flag
May 30, 2018
Joseph Crawford was honored by the City of Union Springs for designing a Union Springs flag that is flown in front of City Hall. On May 21, 2018 he was presented a key to the City of Union Springs at the City Council meeting. On May 25, 2018 there was a ceremony for the flag raising and dedication in front of City Hall. Joseph was presented a proclamation from the City Council by Mayor Saint T. Thomas, Jr. that included the designation of May 25 being "Joseph Crawford Day." The Mayor also presented him with a Certificate of Appreciation.
The ceremony on May 25 began at 10:00 a.m. with representatives from the Department of Human Resources, Recreation Department, Street Department, Union Springs City Hall, Union Springs City Council, Midway Town Council, Judge of Probate, Revenue Commissioner, Union Springs Herald newspaper, schools, etc. Mayor Saint T. Thomas, Jr. gave the welcome to this "historical moment" for the raising and dedication of the city flag. Rev. Louis Pugh prayed the invocation. Mayor Thomas explained that City Councilman Stan "Chilly" Cooks had attended a meeting where flags had represented cities and Union Springs did not have a flag. He then presented the idea to the City Council to have a flag. Councilwoman Deborah Hicks Milan was given the task of accomplishing this.
Councilwoman Milan explained there was a competition among the schools to design a flag and Joseph Crawford's design was selected. That was when he was in the 11th grade at Conecuh Springs Christian School. He is now a senior at Troy University. Mayor Thomas explained that the stars on the flag represented the 27 springs for which Union Springs was named. The color blue represented the water of the springs. Joseph explained the water represents the "growth and feeding of new life". The red border represented the border of the city. In the center of the flag is the city emblem of the dog monument with the phrase "Field Trial Capital of the World." The colors of red, white and blue of the national flag are used in this city flag.
Picture of flag:
Masao Okazaki, 23 July 2019