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Coat of Arms: "In purple a golden tobaccoplant with three silver flowers with
golden buds and two golden leaves; the plant in base with two silver St.
Flag: "Purple with in the hoist a yellow standing tobaccoplant with three white flowers, budded yellow, and with two leaves; a rectangular yellow fly-chevron with the apex between 1/3 and 1/2 flaglength".
This is one of the rare coats of arms where the heather is not painted in red but in purple (violet). The choice for the "rare purple" was also made to indicate the very special character of the village.The St. Andrew's crosses symbolize the parish saint, St. Andrew. They also refer to Amsterdam, because an Amsterdam canal-house was shipped to and rebuilt in Zorgvlied. The tobacco plant is self-explanatory. The flag is derived from the arms. The rectangular yellow chevron symbolizes here the typical
form of the village-territory: a carpenter's square.
The Coat of Arms and flag were designed in 1999 by Piet Bultsma from Kollum.
The Coat of Arms and flag were presented by the village-landlord to the village
people during the Millennium celebration in 1999/2000.
Source: Vexilla Nostra 240, 2004, article by Hans van Heijningen.
Jarig Bakker, 6 Apr 2004