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image located by Dov Gutterman, 25 November 2002
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Municipal flags in Greene County:
Green County flag is seal on white as seen at the photo at http://www.greenecountymo.org/images/court_angle_01.jpg
(no longer available)
Seal from the county site www.greenecountymo.org/.
Dov Gutterman, 25 November 2002
The design for the Greene County Seal combines traditional symbols, which would have been used in the early 1800s, with a bold design more in keeping with today's tastes. In the center of the Seal, between the unfurling flags of the United States and the State of Missouri, is the heraldic shield of loyalty. The shield consists of three fields, upon each is a fasces, representing the three commissioners of the county. A "fasces" was carried by Roman Magistrates as the symbol of their office. Above the shield is the native Ozark Oak Tree representing the qualities of strength, longevity, and growth. The tips of the unfurling flags frame the date of the founding of Greene County, 1833. Within the same circle as the words "Greene County", is the motto of the State of Missouri, "Salis Populi Suprema Lex Esto" ("Let the will of the people be the supreme law").
This circle is encompassed by a wreath of oak leaves and acorns. The oak leaf clusters are the symbols of recognition of the people and each acorn represents a municipal township. The wreath intertwines at the top and bottom to show the unity between the people and the government of Greene County, Missouri.
Jens Pattke, 31 July 2013