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Tupelo, Mississippi (U.S.)

Lee County

Last modified: 2020-09-12 by rick wyatt
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[Municipal flag] image by Masao Okazaki, 31 August 2020

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Andy Kanengiser reports in "The Daily Journal", 3 April 2006, that Tupelo wants its own flag. Mayor Ed Neelly raised the issue and "hopes to see flag ideas generated the next two weeks". Proposals are welcomed at the City Hall. Officials notice that "smaller nearby communities such as Verona have their own flags". Former Mayor of Tupelo, Larry Otis, said that the design of the flag could include a gum tree, a symbol closely linked with Tupelo. Some city leaders have checked websites for other city flags and have found that the flag of Arlington, Texas, could be an interesting model.
Ivan Sache, 19 April 2006

Andy Kanengiser reports in "The Daily Journal", 18 April 2006, that Jamel Awad, a Syrian who arrived in Tupelo in 1994, has designed a set of flag proposals for Tupelo. One flag includes a gumtree, another a magnolia, and a third a guitar [Elvis not dead!]. The proposals were delivered to Mayor Ed Neelly. According to Awad, Tupelo is now like the capital city of North Mississippi, "getting bigger and newer like Jackson".

The article gives more towns in Mississippi that have a flag (there are 65 to 70 of them): Corinth, Columbus, Verona, Fulton, Kosciusko, Grenada, New Albany, Oxford and Pontotoc.

Ivan Sache, 21 April 2006

This article has several pictures of the flag and describes it.
Here's another picture of a darker, bordered flag on the city's Facebook page:

The flag is blue with the seal centered.
Masao Okazaki, 31 August 2020


[Municipal seal] image located by Paul Bassinson, 24 September 2019

Paul Bassinson, 24 September 2019