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Grand Rapids, Michigan (U.S.)

Kent County

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[Flag of Grand Rapids, Michigan] image by António Martins-Tuválkin, 21 February 2008

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Description of the flag

Blue-white-blue vertical triband with city seal in center.

A large image of the seal can be seen at
António Martins-Tuválkin, 21 February 2008

From the official city website,

"The Grand Rapids City Seal was designed and engraved by Aaron Turner, the City Clerk in 1850. The motto, "Motu Viget," means "strength in activity." Officially adopted by the City Council on June 25, 1850, the seal depicts a hand reaching down from the clouds holding the scales of justice. Centered on the seal is the American Eagle protected by a shield. At the eagle's feet are the points of arrows."
Ned Smith, 22 February 2008

Logo Flag

[Flag of Grand Rapids, Michigan] image by Pascal Gross, 6 March 2002

A blue flag with a central device comprising a ring of yellow disk overlain by an irregular red shape, and a broad blue wavy line across it.
Dov Gutterman, 6 March 2002

On the city website there's a logo image, like that on the flag, with a tool-tip saying "The City of Grand Rapids' logo was designed by Joseph Kinnebrew, an internationally recognized sculptor and painter. The logo incorporates a yellow sun, blue river, and a red representation of the La Grande Vitesse sculpture by Alexander Calder. The logo is used on everything from street signs to refuse trucks. This logo (c) Copyright 2002 City of Grand Rapids."
António Martins-Tuválkin, 8 July 2002

The logo flag is seen more these days than the official flag.
John Purcell, 22 July 2004

Former flag

[Flag of Grand Rapids, Michigan] image located by Valentin Poposki, 24 June 2012

The former flag of the City of Grand Rapids, Michigan, was adopted 09.03.1896.
Valentin Poposki, 24 June 2012