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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (U.S.)

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[flag of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma]
image by António Martins-Tuválkin, 5 April 2008
    [flag of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma]
image by Rob Raeside, 31 July 2014

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Description of the flag

The Oklahoma City flag has the seal in the center with a small red border near the edge on a white background. The flag can be seen flying at the National Memorial and a few buildings downtown.
Tony DeFalco, 24 March 2002

8 February 1994 (official)
Oklahoma City's flag has a white field of 13 by 17 units. A red-line border surrounds it, .5 units from the edges. The seal of the city, 6.5 units in diameter, is centered on the field. The outer edge of the seal is a robin's-egg blue, matching the Oklahoma state flag's field. Within that circle is a narrow white ring, on which SEAL OF THE CITY OF curves clockwise over the top and OKLAHOMA CITY curves counterclockwise below, all in black. Separating the two legends at 9 and 3 o'clock is a five-pointed black star. The inner field of the seal is the same blue as the ring's edge. Centered on the field is a shield, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 269 divided quarterly, its first and fourth quarters in red and second and third quarters in white. A cross is superimposed over the quarters' inner edges, itself divided into four sections with their colors counterchanged (colors alternated) with the quarter they border; thus, white in the first and fourth quarters, and red in the second and third. Charged on the quarters are a plow, a hatchet hammering a stake, an atomic symbol, and a peace pipe. A green oak-leaf wreath borders the shield on either side.
Ben Cahoon, 31 July 2014

1965 flag

[1965 flag of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma]
image by Rob Raeside, 31 July 2014

The first flag of the city might be termed an armorial banner, since it is really the blazon of the seal's shield extended into a rectangle. Unlike the current flag, the cross on the original flag is not counterchanged, but a solid white. Mrs. Daniel C. Orcutt created the flag for the city's 75th anniversary and the city council adopted it officially on 20 July 1965. She was inspired by the design of the city's seal, adopted on 23 February 1965 (designer unnamed), and by Donald Hogland, a city resident expert in heraldry (and whose eight-page handwritten letter with carefully drawn illustrations to the council on the subject is officially appended to the ordinance of adoption). The flag's proportions are 2:3.
Ben Cahoon, 31 July 2014

Oklahoma City Police flag

[flag of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma] image located by Valentin Poposki, 15 January 2007


The official flag with visuals, verbiage and colors emphasizing the traditions and strength of the Department. The badge was one of the first organized badges to be worn by officers. The navy blue background color depicts police service and the bright gold exemplifies the excellence of the Department. The translations of the Latin words on the banner are Service, Pride and Honor.

The first flag produced is now on display inside the front entrance of Police Headquarters, above the first stair landing." Click on the flag image to go to the flag page.