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Wellesley, Massachusetts (U.S.)

Norfolk County

Last modified: 2020-06-13 by rick wyatt
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[Flag of Wellesley, Massachusetts] image based on www.state.ma.us/bsb/images/Wellesley.jpg



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Description of the flag

A blue flag, with a town seal in the center. The seal consists of an open book with a flower lying on it on a white shape and two arrows and a tomahawk, surrounded by two white ribbons with the town name and date of incorporation written on them. Wellesley is in Norfolk County.
Dov Gutterman, 12 December 2002

The town website at www.ci.wellesley.ma.us/history/index.html explains:

...the new town seal, they selected one made up of three symbols: arrows and tomahawks for the Indians; a book for the colleges and schools; and a flower to honor the world-renowned gardens of Hunnewell, the town benefactor.
        Today, the town seal has come to take on even more meaning. The reference to the Indians reminds us of the importance of understanding and appreciating the remarkable history of the town. The book emphasizes Wellesley's current dedication to education (through three colleges and an outstanding public school system) and to providing a remarkable quality of life for her residents.
        And, finally, the flower in the seal symbolizes the town's concern for its future. By providing new open space (particularly through the purchase of Centennial Park, the town's 100th birthday gift to itself), by recycling historic buildings instead of replacing them, and by continuing the level of pride in our town shown by Wellesley's leaders throughout the years, Wellesley's residents are pledging to future citizens gifts of immeasurable value: land, the beauty of nature, and the rare treasure of a community truly pledged to cooperation and unity.
Al Kirsch, 13 December 2002

Variant flag

[Flag of Wellesley, Massachusetts] image located by Paul Bassinson, 9 May 2019This variant green flag of the town of Wellesley, Massachusetts was obtained from https://wellesleyma.gov/ImageRepository/Document?documentID=6885
Paul Bassinson, 9 May 2019


Police Department

[Flag of Wellesley Police Department] image located by Randy Young, 6 July 2014

Wellesley is a town in Norfolk County, Massachusetts. While researching the town police department, I was fortunate enough to find a webpage that contains photographs of the department's honor guard. The honor guard consistently carries the American flag, the Massachusetts state flag, and the Wellesley Police flag.

The flag of the Wellesley Police Department features the department's shoulder patch displayed on a greyish-blue field.

Randy Young, 6 July 2014


Seal

[Municipal seal] image located by Paul Bassinson, 3 May 2020

Source: https://wellesleyma.gov/ImageRepository/Document?documentID=14630 
Paul Bassinson, 3 May 2020


 
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