The New York Police Department Flag is a unique way to show support for the brave officers that serve the great state.
May 17, 2019 marks the 100th anniversary of the New York City Police Department flag. The department unveiled its official flag on May 17, 1919, at the annual police parade honoring NYPD veterans of World War I. Previous flags — such as a small blue standard with the seal of the city at its center — were carried by police regiments of the Union Army during the Civil War.
The flag is modeled after the United States flag: The 5 white and green bars represent the boroughs of New York, while the 24 stars represent the disparate cities, towns, and villages incorporated into the City of New York in 1898.
The color green celebrates the history of New York law enforcement and can be traced back to 1658, when the New Amsterdam night watchmen — the city's first paid police force — carried lanterns with green glass.
Over the past century, the current NYPD flag has flown during the tenures of 18 U.S. presidents, 16 New York City mayors, and 31 NYPD police commissioners. Together, this flag creates a unique take on the classic American design, breathing life into the service of New York men and women.
This flag is made of durable, 100% polyester and is designed with 2 heavy-duty metal grommets so it is easy to hang on a flagpole or indoors on a wall.
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