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South Bend, Indiana (U.S.)

Saint Joseph County

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[South Bend, Indiana flag] image by Randy Young, 21 March 2016

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Description of the flag


"The new flag has a red, six-pointed star on a white field, a yellow field opposite it, and two blue S-shaped lines with a white stripe in between. The six points of the star represent the city's six council districts, while the blue and white lines evoke the river at the heart of South Bend, our physical and virtual connectivity, and our industrial roots.

The call for submissions encouraged designs that use the city's traditional color palette of red, blue, yellow, and white, and the flag emphasizes blue and yellow hues that correspond to the Indiana state flag.

The previous city flag, a plain yellow field with the city seal superimposed on it, dates to South Bend's 1965 centennial. The city will continue to use its current official seal.
Dave Fowler, 21 March 2016

2015 Flag design contest

"In honor of South Bend's Sesquicentennial, the SB150 committee and the City of South Bend seek to introduce a new flag for the City of South Bend. The goal is to create a design that captures the spirit of our city's past, present, and future. This flag will enable the community to proudly display its love of South Bend in a dynamic, creative and symbolic way. It will be a flag that both unifies residents and speaks to visitors."
Aleksandar Nemet, 23 October 2015

Previous design

[South Bend, Indiana flag] image by António Martins-Tuválkin, 20 November 2005

The flag of the city of South Bend, Indiana, is yellow with the town seal centered.
Valentin Poposki, 8 November 2005

I noticed yesterday (Dec 24 2022) while passing by the main city entrance in South Bend, that the former city flag was being flown. When I passed by the same display a year ago, the new flag was on display. I don't have any information on why this is.
Dave Fowler, 26 December 2022

The city website still uses its new flag, not the old one. The city basically bathes in the new flag, therefore, I am confident that the new city flag will not be relinquished and that this was just a mistake done by whoever is tasked with replacing the flags at that entrance.
David Zigler, 26 December 2022

The Seal

[City Seal] image located by Paul Bassinson, 20 July 2019

Paul Bassinson, 20 July 2019