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History of the Cedar Rapids Flag

The current Cedar Rapids City flag was chosen in 1962. A City flag design contest was held among Cedar Rapids high schools, and the winning design was created by Fred Easker Jr. The following meanings were attached to the design:

Vets Memorial Building image in flag designVeterans Memorial Coliseum: Symbolizes Cedar Rapids as a progressive city

Church image in flag designChurch: Represents the numerous churches in the city

Corn image in flag designCorn Stalks: Agriculture

Factory image in flag designFactory: Symbolizes area industry

Early structure in flag designEarly Structure: Symbolizes the first mill built in 1842

Unfinished building in flag designUnfinished Building with Girders Showing:Cedar Rapids’ promising future

Red, White, and Blue colors in City flag

Red, White and Blue: The colors of the Iowa state flag and the American flag

Ribbon Containing Slogan: 
Symbolizes the Cedar River

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