Burlington, Vt. - On Monday, Burlington City Arts announced the winners of the new flag design. In September, BCA had launched a competition to get ideas for the new flag. Residents in Burlington sent in their designs and a committee picked the finalists.
A media release states that Owen and Lucas Marchessault twin brothers from Burlington won with their design. The twins are students at Edmund's Middle School.
“Congratulations to Owen and Lucas Marchessault on the selection of their design, which beautifully conveys our city’s history, character, and natural environment, as the new City of Burlington flag,” said Mayor Miro Weinberger.
“It is fitting that a design created by two Burlington students should be chosen to replace the City’s original student-designed flag. Thank you also to Burlington City Arts for leading a process that involved more than 100 entries and engaged over a thousand Burlingtonians in selecting a new flag. I will be honored to officially unveil the new flag at First Night, and look forward to seeing it fly over City Hall – and many other parts of the City – for years to come,” added Weinberger.
According to a media release, the flag represents the following:
- The sky, representing looking back to our rich history and ahead to the unknown future with perpetual hope
- Snow covered mountains - an indelible backdrop to our city
- The Green Mountain State, Burlington’s commitment to the environment, and UVM
- The breakwater, which protects Burlington’s spectacular waterfront, and
- Lake Champlain, which sustains and enriches our community and lives.
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