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Germantown Flag
Flag of Germantown, OH (2015–present). Variant including municipality name is shown.
Names The Germantown Flag, The Waves & Wheat
Proportion 2:3
Adopted 2014 – present (never codified in charter)
Design Hands in a circular ring of a wheat wreath, on a navy blue field above black, red, and yellow stripes.
Flag of Germantown, OH (2000–present)
Variant flag of Germantown Flag
Names First Flag of Germantown, Pozzuto Flag, Ol' Paintstripes
Proportion 5:7
Adopted 2000–2014 (official – never codified in charter)
Design Wheat, hands, and a covered bridge on the white circular ring of an O, from the words Germantown Ohio, on a navy blue background that is divided by black, red, and yellow stripes.
Designed by António Martins? Chris Pozzuto?

The flag of the city of Germantown, Ohio, is intended to incorporate aspects of the past, present and future of the municipality and reflect the small town pride integral to the community.

Germantown Waves & Weisen Wreath Flag

This flag was created at the 210th anniversary of Germantown as a visually strong and bold flag that built from intent and symbolism of the previous flag, but in a more timeless form that was less based around the style of a complex seal and better suited to reproduction at multiple sizes. It draws from aspects of the past and present of the municipality, while facing forward to the future. This was originally intended to be produced in a 2′ × 3′ format.

Symbolism

  • Wheat Wreath: The circular ring of wheat implies the “O” of Ohio and the agricultural ties of the community.
  • Hands: Also present on the German Township seal, the hands represent the need for relationships with community partners and hard work to build a better future.
  • Yellow: Further represents wheat, farming, breads, and brewing which have all had historic significance in Germantown.
  • Red: Signifies hardiness, valor, and a historic military connections. Red was also the color of the Germantown School System mascot, the Cardinals, which existed prior to the formation of Valley View in 1968.
  • White: Signifies purity, innocence, and our youth.
  • Blue: Signifies vigilance, perseverance, and justice – pillars of the community. Represents the rivers that flow around the community, powered historic mills, and fed the fields – as well represents the skies of the aerospace industry.
  • Blue & White: Represent the Valley View School system, a center for youth academics, sports, and a beacon for our future.
  • Red, White, & Blue: Reflect the colors of the flag of Ohio and the United States of America.
  • Black, Red and Gold Stripes: These colors represent the German heritage, as well as the namesake of the municipality.

Germantown Pozzuto Flag

The designer of this Official Flag of Germantown attempted to incorporate many of the aspects of the past, present and future of the Village. It was originally produced as a 5x7 foot flag for $40.50 in 2000 and sold at the Village Offices and by email.

This flag is no longer available for purchase nor actively flown in Germantown.

Symbolism

  • Blue and White Backgrounds: The blue and white of the flag represents the Valley View School System. Valley View academics, sports, and students create a cohesiveness for all citizens of the Village, as well as prepare our younger generations for the future.
  • Black, Red and Gold Stripes: These colors represent the German heritage, as well as the namesake of the Village. Most of what Germantown is today has originated from the German culture. The order of the colors represents the German national flag.
  • "O": The large "O" offset from the middle of the flag represents the State of Ohio, of which Germantown is an integral part.
  • Wheat: The wheat symbolizes the past and present of Germantown. Even though the farming industry is somewhat dwindling in town, farming is still and will continue to be an integral part of the economic base.
  • Covered Bridge: The covered bridge continues to be the main symbol of Germantown. The bridge has survived many ordeals throughout its existence and represents the town's struggle to retain a "small town" atmosphere through the Miami Valley's continued increased urbanization.
  • Hands: The hands are symbolic for two reasons. First, the hands represent the relationship of Germantown and German Township. (The symbol was "borrowed" from German Township's new crest.) Secondly, the hands represent the future of Germantown. Germantown must continue to work together with its neighbors to preserve the Village's well being within the region.
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