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adopted 29 Aug 1991.
Scheemda's old flag was: a square blue flag with in the center a sword
pointed downwards, with on each side a trowel pointing upwards.
Adopted 12 Jul 1966 by municipal resolution.
The flag is an adaptation of the former municipal arms, which are based on the Biblical book Nehemia, 4: 17: The porters did their job with one hand, and in the other hand held a javelin.
The Coat of Arms was granted 1661 to Nieuw Scheemda by Mayors and Aldermen of the city of Groningen, because the church of Nieuw Scheemda separated from the church of Scheemda in 1659. The new church was built with great difficulty. This symbol of warhaft building was later adopted by the municipality of Scheemda.
In 1990 the former municipalities of Midwolda, Nieuwolda and Scheemda merged to form the new municipality of Scheemda, which adopted a new flag and Coat of Arms.
Source: DerkWillem Visser: Gemeentevlaggen en wapens Koninkrijk der Nederlanden, 2001.
Kl. Sierksma, De Gemeentewapens van Nederland, 1960.
Jarig Bakker, 8 Apr 2005