Champy, michigans and the Macdonough Monument are among the images suggested to represent the City of Plattsburgh.
With discussion underway about efforts to beautify the city, the Press-Republican asked Facebook readers what they would like to see on an official city flag.
Here’s a sampling of ideas:
Khristina Heffernan: “Something the represents harmony of the city”
Erin Hunt: “Champy”
Elizabeth Rowe: “The Monument”
Michelle Lynn: “STOP HATE”
Bill Bessette: “Champy rampant, over a field of Michigans. Need a snow plow in there somewhere too.”
John Smith: “Have to have the monument o it”
Dennis Maye: “the lake”
Sarah King: “Let kids come up with designs like they do for the battle of plattsburgh”
Mary E Martineau: “Adirondacks”
Aaron Stanley: “...Hold a contest for designs. Choose designs from entrants and have them professionally ‘realized’ then put it to a community vote. Sure there will be costs involved but they’ll be minimal when spread out across the tax base. Plattsburgh has a rich history and a bright future so any city flag will need to represent so much.”
Greg Cowan: “Maybe a symbol of the battle of Plattsburgh or the airbase.”
Robert L. Pardy: “An outline of the defenders from 1812!!”
Joanne Hebert: “a flag w/ the McDonaugh Monument on it or the battle of Plattsburgh.my dear home town!”
Craig William: “a michigan”
Bill Gough: “Certainly a portion of it devoted to Valcour Island.”
Jay Bleeker: “Did anyone say crow? Maybe a big crow, and it’s perched on the shoulder of Thomas McDonough... And they’re standing on the steps of city hall. Flexing. Both of them.”
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