Wednesday, June 22, 2022

Change the Mass Flag information session - 06/21/22 (audio)

FM #819 = This is the Franklin Matters radio show, number 819 in the series. 

This session of the radio show shares the information session held at the Franklin Public Library on the possible change to the Commonwealth of MA seal and flag. The session was held Tuesday, June 21, 2022.  

Kathleen Trefethen, a local supporter of the Change the Mass Flag movement  introduces organization founder David Detmold who then walks through a few slides depicting some of the changes to the seal & flag over the years before 1898. The current image has not changed since then. 

The information session runs about 57 minutes. Let’s listen to the discussion and some of the pros/cons on this topic.

Audio file ->


PDF of information sheet 

Change the MA Flag web page - 

Change the MA Flag - history 

A copy of the flyer for the event at the Library: 

There is a formal commission to make recommendations that coincidentally met earlier on Tuesday. The recording of that is available -> 

Alan Earl’s Franklin Observer recap of the session 


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current state seal/flag image and origination of elements it contains
current state seal/flag image and origination of elements it contains

David Detmold with one version of the seal/flag
David Detmold with one version of the seal/flag

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