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Floral Park, New York (U.S.)

Nassau County

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[Flag of the Village of Floral Park, New York] image located by Valentin Poposki, 11 November 2005

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Description of the flag

The Village of Floral Park in New York has a population of 15,967 and a land area of 1.37 sq. miles. It is part of the Town of Hempstead and the Town of North Hempstead in Nassau County. The flag is dark blue with a seal showing three flowers. Above is written the name of the village, and below are three stylized flowers and the date 1908.
Valentin Poposki, 11 November 2005

Another image of this flag can be seen here. This image is a cropped version of the photo which appears at, the May 2012 online issue of the "Docent's Digest", the newsletter of the Floral Park Historical Society.

The photo is part of the lead item : "Floral Park Historical Society Given Historic Flags". According to the item the FPHS was given the original village flag, created 1955, and a Floral Park Civil Defense flag dating from the 1950's (displayed in the background of the above photo and shown more fully later in the newsletter).

Further along in the newsletter is additional information, "FPHS Accepts Original Floral Park Village Flag", which states that the flag was officially adopted by unanimous vote of the mayor and village trustees on 1 February 1955. Also, the idea of adopting a flag was first proposed by Village Trustee Lopez in June 1953. The flag was designed by Ruth Backiel, a local teacher.

The official description of the flag includes:
"SIZE: The Flag is 52 inches by 66 inches"
"BACKGROUND: the entire background of the said flag is navy blue."
"DESIGN: Across the top portion of the Flag appear the words 'Inc. Village of Floral Park N.Y.' embroidered in white. In the center of the said flag appears the Village seal embroidered in gold upon a white background. Inscribed in the outer rim of the said Village seal are the words 'Urbis Conditoribus Posteribus Laus Honorque.' Directly below the seal there appears a cluster of three red roses and three leaves which representative [sic] of the name of the Village and the main street therein. At the bottom of the Flag is the number '1908' embroidered in white number, representing the year of incorporation. Gold fringe is attached around the outer edges of the flag for decorative purposes."

The mayor at the time said that Floral Park was the first village to propose an official flag, but that 2 others had acted quicker and adopted flags before Floral Park did so (I suspect he meant only villages in Nassau County).

The motto is translated as "To the Founders of a City for Prosperity be Praise and Honor."

I would have thought that the translation should have read "To the Founders of a City for POSTERITY..."
Ned Smith, 10 August 2012