City of New Rochelle, NY
Westchester County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Council of the City of New Rochelle 9-8-1952 by Res. No. 216. Amendments noted where applicable.]
The description of the Official Flag shall be as follows: A shield, superimposed over three horizontal stripes or bands of unequal width, is located at the third point near the staff. The upper stripe is light blue, the center is white, and the lower stripe is deep purple. The shield is divided about midway by a wavy line above which is deep purple and below which is blue. The upper half of the shield contains the date 1688, the date which marks the founding of New Rochelle by some 30 families of Huguenot refugees. Under this date in gold is a fleur-de-lis to symbolize the French origin of the Huguenots. On the lower half of the shield in gold is a star and under the star the date 1899, the date marking the incorporation of New Rochelle as a City. The elements in the shield are all taken from the Official Seal of New Rochelle.