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image by Masao Okazaki, 14 October 2020
I was informed by the City Administration that the City of Longmont has a flag, but they are not able to send me any image of it.
Valentin Poposki, 3 March 2009
In 2018, I downloaded this information from the city's website (dated
6/20/2017), but it is no longer available.
Flying proudly in front of many municipal buildings is the official Longmont flag.
The city flag was designed as part of a local Rotary Club contest in 1974. This flag was sent up in the 1975 Apollo/Soyuz Test Project (ASTP) space flight with Commander Vance Brand, a native son of Longmont. There were two other astronauts on board that flight. The ASTP mission was designed to rendezvous with a Soviet Soyuz craft. The flag later returned to space with Commander Brand in the 1984 Challenger flight.
The flag was designed by Glenn Troester, a Longmont resident. He was awarded as the winner on May 29, 1974 and was officially adopted on April 1, 1975. The significance? Vertical extension of bars of "L's" symbolize the mountains and the horizontal part of the bars stand for peace and tranquility. The colors are blue, red on a white field. The partial circle formed by the right end of the " L's " is a C for Colorado."
Masao Okazaki, 14 October 2020
image located by Paul Bassinson, 2 June 2019
Paul Bassinson, 2 June 2019