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Flag of Mladenovac - Image by Željko Heimer, 17 May 2002
Mladenovac is one of the communities forming the modern town of Belgrade.
The coats of arms (greater, middle, lesser) and the flag were
adopted on 15 May 2002, after a design by Father Aleksej von Biron
and its graphical interpretation of Dragomir Acović, Chairman of the
Serbian Society for Heraldry, Genealogy, Vexillology and Phaleristics
White Eagle and Royal Household Herold.
The flag is square, blue with a golden oak trefoil and a white horizontal stripe near the bottom. As it is the modern practice in Serbian heraldry, the flag is a simplification of the charges from the coat of arms.
Source: Correspondence with Dragomir Acović, 17 May 2002
Željko Heimer, 24 May 2002
Coat of arms of Mladenovac - Image by Dragomir Acović, 17 May 2002
The arms of Mladenovac were granted on 15 May 2002. The two golden pitchers
stand for the two mineral spas the city has. The name Mladenovac can
be derived from the root mlad - "young, youthful", whereas
mladica means a budding plant, as symbolized by the oak
trefoil. The oak is further a symbol for the Holy Trinity, which is
the city's patronal feast. The other name for the same feast is Holy
Spirit's Day - thus the white dove resting upon the mural crown. The
silver bar across the shield depicts the brook Lug.
The town is young and growing (established 1883). It grew fast out of the rapidly developing heavy industry, thus the golden offshoot of oak rises from the anvil. In the early XVth century, Despot Stefan Lazarević, ruler of Serbia, died in the forests of the Kosmaj mountain after an accident while hunting. The supporters, the compartment and the spilled arrows vividly tell this tale. The horse is equipped as described in contemporary writing by famous Byzantine historiographer pseudo-Corinus Couropalatas. The supporters fly two banners: on the right the standard of the city of Belgrade, and on the left the one of the township of Mladenovac.
Source: International Civic Heraldry website
Ivan Sarajčić, 28 November 2002