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Springfield, Virginia (U.S.)

Fairfax County

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[Springfield flag] image located by Valentin Poposki, 3 October 2008

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Description of the flag

Springfield is unincorporated community in Fairfax county, Virginia, USA, with more then 30,000 people. More about community in Wikipedia:,_Virginia and Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce

The flag is shown and explained at Here is the story:

"In January 2008 a contest was held among K-12 students in the Greater Springfield area to select a design for a community flag. 83 entries were received with the winning design submitted by Matthew Tiemann of Lake Braddock Secondary School. Matthew received a $1,000.00 college scholarship from the Chamber.

The flag's elements & symbolism include:

  • Center white outline: official Virginia Commonwealth's symbol - Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly; cross roads; interchange of 3 major highways
  • Encircling blue field: Greater Springfield area/sphere of influence; identifying 300-year-old area as a gateway, connector & destination
  • Colors: Blue - fidelity, Virginia's & Fairfax County's flags' predominant background color; green - suburban landscape; white - purity

Valentin Poposki, 3 October 2008