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Independence, Missouri (U.S.)

Jackson County

Last modified: 2021-05-08 by rick wyatt
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[flag of Independence, Missouri] image by Masao Okazaki, 1 April 2021
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Description of the flag

The pre-2014 city flag, based on this photograph. A white field with a black wagon wheel in the center, the word "INDEPENDENCE" in red letters below, and the motto "Queen City of The Trails" in script above.
Randy Young, 25 August 2014

Independence MO held a flag contest in 2014, but I suspect that the winner was never adopted by the city council. All photos of flags used since 2014 are of the "old" flag.

A photo of the "old" flag is in this article about the contest from 2014:
Bigger version of photo:

Photos since 2014:

The supposedly new 2014 flag in Facebook:

The supposed "new" flag is announced on page 2 of this pdf file:

Attached are my drawings of the "old"/currently used flag. There are at least 2 different versions, the one being used now and the version used is this 2012 photo:

Masao Okazaki, 1 April 2021

[flag of Independence, Missouri] image by Masao Okazaki, 1 April 2021

2014 Flag Proposal

[flag of Independence, Missouri] image located by Randy Young, 25 August 2014
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Independence, Missouri adopted a new city flag in June 2014:
Dave Fowler, 24 August 2014

This is the recently adopted city flag, taken from I copied the flag off the website and brought it to FOTW standard. According to the flag's designer, "the symbolism of the wagon wheel and three stars ... representing the Santa Fe, California, and Oregon trails and the City's role in the westward expansion of the United States. The colors of red, white, and blue provide a connection to the United States and Missouri flags, are a tribute to President Harry S. Truman [from Independence], and honor an American city which shares A NAME with the Declaration of Independence."
Randy Young, 25 August 2014


[municipal seal] image located by Paul Bassinson, 30 September 2019

Image source:
Paul Bassinson, 30 September 2019