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Berkley, Michigan (U.S.)

Oakland County

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[Flag of Berkley, Michigan] image located by Valentin Poposki, 16 November 2011

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Description of the flag

The current flag uses the same logo as the former flag, but in muted brown colors.

Former flag

[Flag of Berkley, Michigan] image located by Valentin Poposki, 16 November 2011

"Berkley's iconic blue-and-white flag was the result of a 1961 contest sponsored jointly by the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Berkley Post 9222, and the American Legion Post 374. Though it is unclear how many entries were considered, the winning design was submitted by a Berkley High School senior Gary Ostendorf. Satellite blue, which honored the space age and the many technological advancements of the time, alternated with white on a circular pattern that symbolized the planet Earth. The oak leaves around the circle represent Oakland County, and the four icons in the center of the circle - a church, family, liberty bell and an open school book - represent the common aspects of life in the city. The original flag, which was hand-sewn, was presented to the city on Memorial Day 1961 and was publicly unfurled during a parade that June. That flag, now faded by time to cream and gold, is on display in the Berkley Historical Museum, along with a framed collage of newspaper articles, photographs, Ostendorf's autograph and a program from a recognition dinner held June 10, 1961." - from:, including photo of the flag.

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Valentin Poposki, 16 November 2011