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Cary, North Carolina (U.S.)

Chatham County, Wake County

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[Flag of Cary, North Carolina] image by Blas Delgado Ortiz, 12 July 2005

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Description of the flag

The Town Council adopted an official Cary flag in June 2001. Town staff members worked with a graphic artist to develop it after reviewing nearly two dozen alternatives. A different municipal flag had flown previously. However, Town officials could find no record that the council had adopted that flag as the official flag of the municipal corporation. According to the town web site, the colours carry the following significance:

  • GREEN, the most predominant color on the planet, the color of nature; symbolizing honor, inspiring balance, sensitivity, and compassion, and awakening greater friendliness, hope, faith, and peace; represents the Town of Cary's commitment to preserving and protecting our finite natural resources;
  • WHITE, containing all the colors of the light spectrum; symbolizing tolerance and inclusion, inspiring truth and purity, and awakening greater creativity, and intensity; represents the Town of Cary's commitment to an open, democratic process and an involved electorate;
  • BLUE, the ancient color for public service, the color of water; symbolizing loyalty and faithfulness and inspiring scholarship and achievement; represents the Town of Cary's commitment to serving citizens in the most effective and efficient manner;
  • GOLD, one of the most resistant metals--defying tarnish, discoloration, or crumbling; connecting civilizations throughout recorded history; symbolizing economic well-being, inspiring enthusiasm, and awakening the entrepreneurial spirit; represents the Town of Cary's commitment to providing infrastructure, facilities, and other resources necessary to ensure the highest quality of life for Cary citizens;
  • BLACK, the predominant color of space, night, and the written word; symbolizing constancy, eternity, and infinity, inspiring sophistication and elegance, and awakening strength and fortitude; represents the Town of Cary's commitment to doing the hard work and making the difficult decisions necessary to prepare for a long, healthy future; and,
The Town seal contains the follow elements:
  • 1871, the date of the Town of Cary's incorporation;
  • DOGWOOD, the official flower of the State of North Carolina;
  • HOUSE, representing a commitment to serving citizens;
  • CHURCH, representing a commitment to religious freedom;
  • TORCH, representing a commitment to enlightenment;
  • SCHOOL, representing a commitment to education.
The Cary Town Council designated the following colors and design to comprise the official flag of the municipal corporation, Town of Cary, North Carolina:
  • Three large bands of color - emerald green, pearl white, and sapphire blue - arranged horizontally the length of the fly, one below the other;
  • The official Town seal--shown in onyx black--followed by the words, "Town of Cary, North Carolina" across the central band of pearl white;
  • A band of gold fringe surrounding the entirety of the flag.
Adopted 14 June 2001.

Located by Ned Smith, 10 August 2005