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Denver, Colorado (U.S.)

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[Flag of Denver, Colorado] 4:7 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.



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Current Flag

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

Denver’s flag has a wide white zigzag stripe resembling an outspread ‘M’ running from hoist to fly and separating an upper field of dark blue from a lower field of red. Centered in the upper field is a yellow disk. On a field of 4 by 7 units, the stripe is .67 units wide, its top edge starting at 1.25 units above the base of the field and ascending to 2.75 units at its apices. The disk is 1.5 units in diameter.
John M. Purcell, American City Flags, Raven 9-10, 2002-2003

Symbolism

A brochure from the city describes the symbolism:
A yellow circle in the center symbolizes the gold in Colorado’s hills as well as the sun. The circle’s position indicates Denver’s central location in the state. The blue field in which the sun rides is for ‘Colorado’s unmatched skies’. A white jagged line refers to the mountains which form Denver’s backdrop ‘indicative of the wealth of silver in the hills’. It also is symbolic of the Indian background in the state’s history. The foreground under the mountains in red is in reference to the red earth from which Colorado gained its name.
Others have suggested that the white portion suggests snow on the mountains of the region. The colors match those of the Colorado flag, as do the symbols: a white stripe and a yellow disk.
John M. Purcell, American City Flags, Raven 9-10, 2002-2003

Selection

The Sons of the American Revolution sponsored a contest with a prize of $25 for the winning entry. The city council added another $25 for a total of $50. More than 150 entries were received. The Denver Art Commission judged the contest.
Flag adopted: 1926 (official).
John M. Purcell, American City Flags, Raven 9-10, 2002-2003

Designer

The winner was Margaret Overbeck, a North Denver High School student.
John M. Purcell, American City Flags, Raven 9-10, 2002-2003

More about the Flag

Denver’s flag is flown widely and appears on street signs throughout the city.
John M. Purcell, American City Flags, Raven 9-10, 2002-2003


Fire Department

[Flag of Denver Fire Department, Colorado] image by Randy Young, 5 October 2014

The DFD (Denver Fire Department) provides fire protection and first responder emergency medical services to the city of Denver. It was established in 1866. It is currently organized into 6 Division of Operations, each under the Command of a Division Chief: Operations Division; Fire Prevention and Investigation Divisions; Technical Services Division; Administrative Division; Safety and Training Division; Airport Division."
Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Denver_Fire_Department

Its flag is a black horizontal flag, with golden inscription on top that reads "DENVER" in capital letters, then the logo (www.denvergov.org/Portals/678/images/dfdphotos/dfd_Logo2.jpg and www.denvergov.org/Portals/678/images/dfdphotos/DFD_Logo_Large.jpg), then below in capital letters "FIRE DEPT" and below that it reads "EST. 1866".

You can also see their flag on their Facebook page (www.facebook.com/DENVERFIREDEPARTMENTCO):
- fbcdn-sphotos-h-a.akamaihd.net/...

For additional information please see: DFD (official website) www.denvergov.org/fire
Esteban Rivera, 2 October 2014


1999 Broadway (building flag)

[Flag of 1999 Broadway, Denver, Colorado] image by António Martins-Tuválkin, 9 March 2018

1999 Broadway is "a 548ft (166m) tall skyscraper in Denver, Colorado. It was completed in 1985 and has 46 floors. It is one of the premier commercial office buildings in the Downtown Denver Business District"
Source: http://www.1999broadway.com/ and en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1999_Broadway
The flag is a horizontal white flag with a green borderline with the number "1999" written in black in the middle.
Picture taken on August 13, 2014 in Downtown Denver Business District.
For additional information go to 1999 Broadway (official website): www.1999broadway.com/
Esteban Rivera, 13 September 2014