While flags on private property are mostly unlimited, a new resolution (item 16) heading to the City Council next week outlines some specifics on which flags can fly from city flagpoles.
It’s a topic that can be controversial — in 2015 the city finally prohibited the flying of Confederate flags on city poles.
There are some flags that can be flown at any time, but many are month-specific. The full list is below:
- The flag of any of the Armed Forces of the United States;
- The Pan-African flag during Black History Month, in February of a given
- The Women’s Day flag during Women’s History Month, in March of a given
- The flag of the Republic of Ireland during Irish American Heritage Month, in
March of a given year;
- The flag of the Red Cross during Red Cross Month, in March of a given year;
- A Remembrance Banner for the lynching of Joseph McCoy in April of a given
- The Flags of the United States and France in remembrance of D-Day in June
of a given year;
- The Pride flag during Pride Month, in June of a given year;
- A Banner commemorating Juneteenth in June of a given year;
- A Remembrance Banner for the lynching of Benjamin Thomas in August of a
- The flag of Scotland on the day of the Scottish Christmas Walk parade
occurring in December of a given year.
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