City of Framingham Flag Policy

Pride Flag raising at the City of Framingham

The City of Framingham Flag Policy specifies that the following additional flags may be flown on city-owned, municipal flag poles (section 8.4 “Other Flags”). This is an excerpt from the full policy:

Section 8.4 Other Flags.

The city’s flagpoles are not intended to serve as a forum for free expression by the public. The following flags may be displayed by the City as an expression of the City’s official sentiments:

  1. Flags of Governments Recognized by the United States. Flags of governments recognized by the United States may be displayed upon the proclamation of the Mayor and Council.
  2. Flags Displayed in Conjunction With Official Events or Ceremonies. By proclamation of the Mayor and Council, other flags may be displayed as official City events or ceremonies.
  3. POW MIA. The Prisoner of War (POW) or Missing in Action (MIA) flag.
  4. Pride Flag or Progress Pride. The rainbow flag was designed by Gilbert Baker for the 1978 San Francisco Gay Freedom Day celebration. The flag was designed as a “symbol of hope” and liberation. The flag does not depict an actual rainbow.
  5. Juneteenth Flag.
  6. Ownership of Other Flags. The City shall acquire ownership of all flags that it flies in place of the City of Framingham flag.