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Orestes, Indiana (U.S.)

Madison County

Last modified: 2021-07-10 by rick wyatt
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[Flag of Orestes, Indiana] image located by Valentin Poposki, 29 June 2021

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The flag

The Orestes Code [of Ordinances], adopted February 1, 1983, provided in section 1-2-2-1 the following: "The Town Flag shall be three (3) mutually intersecting white rings, centered on a field of royal blue, with red flames issuing forth from the center of the rings."
Bradley King, 21 July 2002


Orestes Town Flag
Designed by Carolyn Shettle & accepted by the Town Board in 1976

The symbolism of the Orestes flag is as follows:

The rings:
1. A ring stands for continuity; there is no beginning and no ending. It stands for the past, present and future of Orestes.

2. One ring symbolizes our Delaware Indian heritage. One ring is for the gas boom that created the town, and one ring is for the more-than 300-year old Orestes oak tree.

3. The rings are Os, standing for Orestes. The flame, of course, symbolizes the discovery of gas, and also suggests the torch of liberty.
The colors are red, white and blue for freedom, but a brighter blue, for independence. Unintentionally, but clearly visible in blue, outlined by the flames, is a descending dove, symbol of peace and Christianity.

Valentin Poposki, 29 June 2021