The southeastern Tennessee city’s flag receives a flag-makeover as they are now waving a new flag.
The city of Chattanooga is now waving a new flag! City Council voted 6-3 in favor of a new city flag in August 2012. Development of the new flag began in 1994 and was finally finished this month. The council’s approval leads way to the adoption of a new green and blue flag complete with the state’s seal.
Since the early 1920’s, the city of Chattanooga has flown a red flag containing blue and white accents, including a single white star in the center of the flag. However, this flag appeared too similar to the Tennessee state flag, which often caused confusion.
While some citizens voiced concern about losing a part of Tennessee’s history, Chattanooga Mayor Ron Littlefield said, “It’s time to move on. We’re a different city now than we were in 1923, and so it’s time to have a different flag.” The old Chattanooga flag will remain on display in City Hall, highlighting as part of Chattanooga’s history.
Source: WRCB TV