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Worcester County, MD
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of County Commissioners of Worcester County 8-25-1981 by Bill No. 81-5 as Title 1 of the County Government Article of the 1981 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
The Official Flag of Worcester County, Maryland, is described as one bearing the red cross of St. George on a blue field, there being two crossed Indian arrows fastened together with a shell and leather thongs which are in black on a border of white and are centered in the cross of St. George, symbolic of the peaceful Indian tribes which inhabited this land and further symbolizing objects of basic and ornamental value to the Indians.
Editor's Note: The preamble to § CG 1-101 read as follows:
"Whereas, A flag for Worcester County has been designed by Mr. and Mrs. Edmund R. Cueman and made by Mrs. Cueman, based upon the best historic knowledge available; and
"Whereas, A copy of the old official seal of Worcester County has been found in the Hall of Records and, together with the flag, has been presented to the Board of County Commissioners of Worcester County; and
Whereas, It is desirable to preserve in the local laws of Worcester County a description of these valuable designs, to protect and preserve for future generations the rich heritage and traditions of this old historic county..."
The Official Seal of Worcester County, Maryland, consists of a shield bearing the Calvert Arms above which is a coronet (perhaps symbolic of the Earl of Worcester after whom this county was named when formed in 1742) and a slightly oval band on which is inscribed the words "County Worcester," which band surrounds the coronet and shield.
[Added 9-15-1987 by Bill No. 87-3]
The County Commissioners may adopt, by resolution, rules governing the use and display of the County Flag and Seal.
[Added 9-15-1987 by Bill No. 87-3]
Any person who violates the provisions of this Subtitle or any rules and regulations adopted by the County Commissioners pursuant hereto shall be guilty of a civil infraction.