kids encyclopedia robot

Flag of Annandale, Virginia facts for kids

Kids Encyclopedia Facts
Quick facts for kids
Annandale
Flag of Annandale
Use Other IFIS Normal.svg
Proportion 3:5
Adopted August 16, 2006
Design A sky blue background, with a three white bars going inward from the outside of the flag, leading to a red oval. Inside the oval is a stylized light blue dogwood tree with a stylized red cardinal sitting on one of the tree's branches.
Designed by Michelle Redmon

The flag of Annandale, Virginia, was adopted on August 16, 2006, by the Annandale Chamber of Commerce, a private organization. It is unofficial as Annandale is a census-designated place and unincorporated area; its area falls under the jurisdiction of Fairfax County.

Description

The flag has a sky blue background, with a three white bars (representing Cannon Park at the intersection of Backlick Road and Columbia Pike) going inward from the outside of the flag, leading to a red oval. Inside the oval is a stylized light blue dogwood tree with a stylized red cardinal sitting on one of the tree's branches.

History

Annandale is the center of my life. My home and business are here along with my heart and family. We are not a city and we have no mayor. But now we have a flag.

—Sami Azzam Kalifa

The flag project was initiated by Sami Azzam Kalifa, owner of the Flower Den in Annandale and a former chamber president. In remarks at the first flag-raising at Cannon Park in downtown Annandale, Kalifa noted that, as an expatriate and immigrant, "Annandale is the center of my life. My home and business are here along with my heart and family. We are not a city and we have no mayor. But now we have a flag."

The flag of Annandale was selected using one resident's design, and the Chamber of Commerce of the City of Annandale, Virginia, asked Peter Ansoff, president of the North American Vexillological Association (NAVA) and resident of Annandale, to suggest improvements to the design. Ansoff later created a panel of NAVA members, who suggested many improvements to the original design. Ansoff presented the Chamber of Commerce 27 new flag design variations, of which the city of Annandale voted on.

kids search engine
Flag of Annandale, Virginia Facts for Kids. Kiddle Encyclopedia.