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image by Dave Martucci, 27 April 1998
The true flag of New England is a red ensign, with a white canton bearing a green pine tree. It is the third basic variant of the New England Flag of 1686, which was also a red ensign with a white canton bearing the red cross of St. George and green pine tree in the canton of the cross. For further details of the flags of New England, see New England flags.
Note: There is a flag being touted as "THE Flag of New England" that is blue with the cross and tree in the canton and six stars in a circle in the fly. This flag has no basis in good history or good vexillology. It was invented by a Flag Company in Ipswich, Massachusetts strictly for commercial purposes and they have sold many to unsuspecting customers. For more info, click here.
image by Blas Delgado Ortiz, 22 November 2002
I was just informed that Francophiles Sans Frontières, an association of Francophones of the Southeastern USA have just adopted a flag. See image and text in French here: planete.qc.ca/floride/fsf/fsf-18112002-50044.html. The association contacted me last year to seek council. Some of their first propositions included a sun, which in the end wasn't retained.
Luc Baronian, 18 November 2002
Francophiles Sans Frontières is a "nouvelle association des francophiles dans le sud-est de la Floride." Note also that it says francophiles, not francophones. So not an ethnic flag, the indigenous French-speaking population of Dade County being somewhat limited, but apparently of a voluntary organization of people interested in French culture.
Joe McMillan, 19 November 2002