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image located by Valentin Poposki, 19 January 2013
One year ago a community member of Peru, Massachusetts made a snap decision that left a lasting impact on the whole town. That local, Christine Richards, acts as a part-time clerk in her city of around 850 Peruvians. This small town
includes a volunteer fire department, one flashing yellow light, and little else. Richards contacted one other fellow Peruvian and together both ladies designed the newly branded flag that introduced Peru to the whole country. The flag depicts the snowy mountain landscape and 1771, the year the town was officially incorporated. With this flag, Peru takes its place among the 321 Massachusetts cities and towns that proudly hang flags in the Great Hall, right below the golden dome of the State House upon Beacon Hill.
From bostonglobe.com/metro/2013/01/02/flag-for-every-town/GByvZkH0T0BPeDNmDBMe0I/story.html by Noah Bierman, "The Boston Globe", 2 January 2013
Ivan Sache, 23 January 2013