Official Flag of Colorado Springs

Official Flag of Colorado Springs, CO

During a heated debate between Amber and me regarding the altitude of Colorado Springs, which came up during a heated debate about the alleged upcoming blizzard and statements about there being up to a foot of snow in areas above 6,000 ft., I stumbled accross the Wikipedia article on it. Turns out we are above 6,000 ft., 6,035 to be exact (score Amber 1 – Ben 0). Now, it’s no secret that Colorado Springs isn’t my city of choice, and there are a lot of lame things to point out about it. But, when I saw the flag I almost fell out of my chair. It looks like the work of a two year old. I thought maybe it wasn’t true (as we all know, Wikipedia does have some wrong information on occasion). So, I quickly did a google search for it. Not much turned up other than this. This site looks even less credible. So maybe it’s not true after all. I sure hope this isn’t the banner representing our city, though I wouln’t be all the surprised if it was. To quote the second site:

“The white field is intended to represent the cleanliness and health of the city; the blue border our blue skies; the shield carries the sun, of which we are justly proud; the mountains stand for Pikes Peak and on it are pictured the gold ingots of our mining industries; the green band about the shield represents the park system surrounding the city.”

Right…

Comments (4)

  1. hahah. oh my gosh. It’s obvious why we don’t see this thing around more. I’d be ashamed to say I live in the city that heralds that flag. *shudders*

  2. City Official 1: “So, I guess we need a flag or something.”
    City Official 2: “Well, how do we do that?”
    City Official 1: “I think Ted, from mail is a designer or whatever.”
    Ted from mail: “Yeah, yeah, I built a site about my girfriend, I could totally design a flag in MS paint.”

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