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Valer, Hedmark (Norway)


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[Flag of Våler] image by Tomislav Šipek, 14 February 2017

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Here is flag and coat of arms of Våler.
Tomislav Šipek, 14 February 2017

Coat of Arms

[COA of Våler]image by Tomislav Šipek, 09 December 2015

Blazon. I rødt en nedvendt vinget gull pil. In English: Gules a downwards pointing winged arrow or.
Approved by the royal resolution of 7 August 1987 after a drawing by John Arne Moseng. [c2j88]
The municipal web site also adds that it was first used in the occasion of 150 anniversary of the municipal administration in Våler. The design reminds to the legend that King Olav Haraldsson (St. Olav)  decided in 1022 on local strife on where a church should be built, by shooting an arrow from his bow, commanding that the church be erected wherever the arrow falls and thus Våler was made. A winged arrow is a frequent medieval heraldic motif and the one showing in the arms also reminds to the initial V for Våler.
Željko Heimer, 12 December 2015