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by António Martins-Tuválkin, 1 November 2004
The flag of Van Buren County, Tennessee, is dark blue, with a Tennessee-style white-red bar on the fly. The county map bearing the date 1840 in red is in the center, and the county and state names above and below. Against the white stripe in the fly are 5 stars, the top one white, the second one yellow, the three lower ones white.
The COLOR SYMBOLISM of the Van Buren County Flag is red for courage, white for faith and purity, blue for vigilance and perseverance, and yellow for honor and loyalty. The SIGNIFICANCE of the STARS: First Star symbolizes the citizens of Van Buren County, past, present and future. Second Star (yellow) is in remembrance of Van Buren County casualties of war who paid the supreme sacrifice for the preservation of our freedoms. Third Star represents the natural resources of Van Buren County which are clean air, pure water, timber, coal, fertile soil and wild life. Fourth Star stands for the industry, factories, mills, mines and
farms of Van Buren County. Fifth Star is indicative of Van Buren County's prosperity.
Dov Gutterman, 31 May 2002
White and Van Buren are neighbouring counties, sharing a common border: White to the north and Van Buren to the south. Their flags are obviously related - I wonder why?
António Martins-Tuválkin, 1 November 2004