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"University FlagValentin Poposki, 7 May 2007
A flag is a beautiful object of design. Its colors are deep, and shimmer in the sun. In the wind its outline is ever changing. It is a symbolic representation of the highest human aspirations and values. A flag simultaneously calls both to action and to reflection. Just as the United States of America, the State of Illinois, and the City of Chicago each have a flag to evoke their proud identity so now does DePaul.
As we see the DePaul flag from our office windows, or on our walks on campus we are reminded that this is "our" flag because it represents "our" university and all that it is and holds dear. The entire DePaul community is united under the flag: students, alumni, faculty, staff, benefactors, and friends.
The flag's colors are red, blue, and white. These hues combine the university colors of red and blue with white. These three colors are shared not only by the flag of the United States but also that of France, St. Vincent's homeland. The DePaul flag respects the American flag in its horizontal striping, and the French flag with its division into red, white, and blue segments.
The flag centrally displays DePaul's Tree of Wisdom, and in doing so, proclaims its symbolic message."