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Club Flag

A Schuhplattler Verien's flag is an important symbol of the club. A parade of flags at a Gaufest or another club's Fahnenweihe (flag christening) is a colorful and moving show where the colors of each club are displayed.

The front of our flag includes shields representing America and Bavaria, showing our interest as Americans in continuing the heritage of Bavarian culture. The alpine flower Edelweiss that is our name sake is also proudly displayed.

Flag Front

The back of the flag includes shields that represent various nationalities. From the early days of our club to the present, our club did not restrict membership to just Bavarians or just Germans. We embrace maintaining customs and dress of old (as stated in German at the bottom of our flag), but we also embrace the idea that in the melting pot of the United States, different nationalities may be willing and should be permitted to do this. Central to this are Bavarian traditions, and the Bavarian shield is shown in the center as part of the tree trunk that joins to these other branches.

Flag Front