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Nanticoke, Pennsylvania (U.S.)

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[Nanticoke, Pennsylvania Flag] image located by Valentin Poposki, 14 February 2009

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Description of the flag

Nanticoke is a city in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 10,955 at the 2000 census." - from Wikipedia:, _Pennsylvania.

On the city website are shown city seal and coat of arms, which both show the city banner:
"The Motto and Coat of Arms for Nanticoke was created and designed by retired U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel Andrew Winiarczyk, then redesigned by Richard Crossett of Louisville, Ky. Upon recommendation of the Nanticoke Bicentennial Committee, the Motto and Coat of Arms was adopted by Nanticoke City Council on May 17, 1976 as the city's official Motto and Coat of Arms."

The flag above is taken from the city coat of arms.

Valentin Poposki, 14 February 2009

Detail of coat of arms

[Nanticoke, Pennsylvania Flag] image located by Valentin Poposki, 14 February 2009

The arrow head on the shield symbolizes the Nanticoke Indians. The diamond shapes represent the surrounding mountains and anthracite coal in the area. Above the shield is the city name, and above that is a wreath of the state flower, Mountain Laurel, which indicates that Nanticoke is a city in Pennsylvania. Within the Mountain Laurel is a forearm, which symbolizes the industry and vigor of the people of the city. The hand is holding a banner that suggests the unity of the many ethnic groups and nationalities of the inhabitants of the city through the years. The Motto is "Forward Together," which denotes the unity and true aspirations of the citizens of Nanticoke. Throughout the city, banners of the Coat of Arms have been displayed with the names of various businesses visible for all to see. The city sincerely thanks the many people who have made this a successful project to show pride in the future for the City of Nanticoke."
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Could this be used as a city flag?

Valentin Poposki, 14 February 2009