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St. Martinville, Louisiana (U.S.)

St. Martin Parish

Last modified: 2019-08-10 by rick wyatt
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[Flag of St. Martinville, Louisiana] image by Masao Okazaki, 24 June 2019



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Description of the flag

A white flag with the name across the top in dark green, the motto "Home of Evangeline" in the lower fly, and the seal in the lower hoist.

This picture was posted by Valentin Poposki at FOTW FB: https://www.facebook.com/.
On the city's FB page, the previous flag was posted: https://www.facebook.com/SaintMartinville/
Masao Okazaki, 24 June 2019


Previous flag

[Flag of St. Martinville, Louisiana] image by Luc Baronian, 24 April 2005

I saw this flag printed in the St Martin city museum in the Summer of 2003, as the header of a letter written by the mayor, and addressed to the mayor of an African city (I believe it was in Gabon), regarding some sort of exchange program. I have not seen it fly anywhere in the city however.

I made the image above based on a sketch I drew on the spot. The yellow star was squished like I show it, the fleur de lys were in three separate parts and very narrow, and the castle's three towers each had a little hole. The symbols seem pretty straightforward: the fleur de lys, the yellow star and the Spanish castle all appear on the Louisiana Cajun and Creole flags, representing respectively the French, the Acadians, the Spanish. The red-yellow-green and red-white-green stripes are probably African references, though to which particular nation (if any in particular), I do not know.
Luc Baronian, 24 April 2005