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image located by Valentin Poposki, 29 May 2008
Norton is in Bristol County, southeastern Massachusetts. The flag is white with an illustration of a church and two fall-colored trees. Below is ribbon bearing the town and state name and date of incorporation. Above is a ribbon stating CONGREGATIONAL MEETING HOUSE.
Dov Gutterman, 24 October 2002
The current flag of the Town of Norton, Massachusetts, is "Liberty and Union" flag, but in 2007 was proposed another design to be proved as new town flag. The results of the voting is unknown for us. Here is the story from 2007:
"Voters will be asked to approve the “Congregational Meeting House” flag, adopted by the selectmen in January of 1994, but never officially ratified by the town, at the May 14 annual Town Meeting. The flag is a result of a design contest sponsored by then selectman Clarence “Butch” Rich, which drew 300 entries for a new town flag. Two Norton High School students, senior Jamie Langevin (Langevin passed away in 1995) and freshman Ryan Smith claimed the grand prize for their depiction of the meeting house underscored by a banner bearing the words “Norton, Massachusetts” and the incorporation date of the town. The flag hangs in the Selectmen’s meeting room.
The current town flag is known as “The Liberty and Union Flag”, and was officially ratified as the town flag in a Special Town Meeting on Feb. 23, 1976. The Liberty and Union Flag, considered by some to be the oldest patriotic flag in America, was the flag carried by the Bristol County Regiment in 1710 under Major Thomas Leonard, commander of the Taunton unit." - story by Cathy Gilbertie Knipper for "Wicked Local": www.wickedlocal.com/norton/archive/x971042457.
Valentin Poposki, 29 May 2008