Our Current Flag
To be clear, the OKC Flag Project is not critical of the Oklahoma City Seal. We are just of the belief that a flag should be something more than a city seal on a white flag. Curious to know what the seal represents? From the City of Oklahoma City website:
The Seal of The City of Oklahoma City was adopted by City Council on February 23, 1965.
What it means:
- SHIELD: Symbol of the law and protection.
- HATCHET AND STAKE: Symbolize the 89’ers staking land claims in the “Oklahoma Country” and the staking of lots the day of the “Run,” April 22, 1889, on the site of Oklahoma City.
- PLOW: Symbol of pioneer agriculture in the Oklahoma Country in 1889. The plow is in the seal of the original Creek Nation in which country Oklahoma City is located.
- PIPE: Symbol of the Indian Peace Pipe smoked in Indian Council.
- PENDANT OF EAGLE FEATHERS: Symbolize the great eagle in flight revered by the Indians – significant of high aims.
- ATOMIC SYMBOL: Representative of industrial and scientific future.
- POST OAK LEAVES: Symbolize Council Grove, which has an important place in Oklahoma City history. In 1858 Jesse Chisholm established a trading station at Council Grove. It became a meeting place for Indian, military and trade councils. A historic marker on NW 10 near Council Road now marks this spot.
- COUNCIL: Symbolic of City Council meetings signifying growth and forward achievements.