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Aurora, Colorado (U.S.)

Adams County, Arapahoe County

Last modified: 2018-08-02 by rick wyatt
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[flag of Aurora, Colorado] image located by Valentin Poposki, 24 June 2011



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Description of the flag

Aurora's flag is a version of the city seal on blue. It includes a sunrise ('Aurora' means 'Dawn') and the words City of Aurora above, and Colorado below. Five yellow stars lie beneath the sunrise.
anonymous, 23 December 2004

I  couldn't find any evidence of the Aurora flag reported by Valentin Poposki in 2011. However, the previous flag, if it is previous, was still in use by the police honor guard in 2014: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=738449186199993&set=pb.367747823270133.-2207520000.1404718278.&type=3&theater
Dave Fowler, 7 July 2014

This flag can be seen flying at the city hall on Google Maps in July 2008.


City Seal

[City Seal of Aurora, Colorado] image from www.auroragov.org


Former flag

[flag of Aurora, Colorado] 2:3 image(s) by permission of David B. Martucci
image(s) from American City Flags, Raven 9-10 (2002-2003), courtesy of the North American Vexillological Association, which retains copyright.

Text and image(s) from American City Flags, Raven 9-10 (2002-2003), courtesy of the North American Vexillological Association, which retains copyright. Image(s) from American City Flags by permission of David B. Martucci.

Design

Aurora’s 1969 flag has a dark blue field with a large city seal in the center. On a flag of 2 by 3 units, the seal has a diameter of about 1.5 units. The seal has a narrow ring in bright yellow around its edge enclosing a white field. A dark blue bar, nearly as long as the circle’s diameter, runs horizontally below the midpoint of the seal. A white sun surrounded by 15 yellow rays, alternating short and long, rises from the blue horizon bar. Immediately below the blue bar, in a semi-circle completing the circle of the sun’s rays, are 5 small yellow five-pointed stars, evenly spaced. Arched over the sun is City of Aurora; curved below the stars counterclockwise is Colorado, all in a blue sans-serif font.
John M. Purcell, American City Flags, Raven 9-10, 2002-2003

Symbolism

Aurora means “Dawn” in Latin, hence the rising sun, which also represents a rising community letting its light shine and making its voice heard throughout the Rocky Mountain Empire. The five stars stand for Home, Church, School, Business, and Industry, which the city considers essential to a healthy, progressive community. The city’s colors are blue and gold. The blue symbolizes the azure sky; the gold represents the minerals that made Colorado famous and resulted in its settling in the early days of the West. The seal was adopted in 1907 when the town of Fletcher changed its name to Aurora.
John M. Purcell, American City Flags, Raven 9-10, 2002-2003

Selection

No information given.
Flag adopted: 1969 (official status uncertain).
John M. Purcell, American City Flags, Raven 9-10, 2002-2003

Designer

Albert Christen, an artist who painted many murals of the early Aurora, designed the seal (date not given).
John M. Purcell, American City Flags, Raven 9-10, 2002-2003


Police Department

[flag of Aurora, Colorado] image by Randy Young, 9 July 2014

Aurora is a suburb of Denver, Colorado. Using photographs on the Aurora Police Department's Facebook page I was able to reconstruct the departmental flag.

The flag of the Aurora Police Department features the department's logo centered on a white field.
Randy Young, 9 July 2014