Description and Symbollism

 The two red stripes symbolize railroad  tracks.  Rail transportation played a significant role in the founding  and development of the Town.  The Washington & Old Dominion Railroad  (“W&OD”) shaped Herndon’s early history by giving local farmers a  way to ship their harvests and dairy products.   The W&OD railroad  easement was repurposed as a regional park and is used as a bicycle and  recreation path.  Metrorail’s Silver Line brings rail transportation  back to the Town and will give additional access to businesses and  residents.

The two red stripes also pay homage to the red stripes  on the flag of District of Columbia, the largest suburb of Herndon,  giving the Flag regional significance. 

The four-point star in  the center of the Flag is borrowed from the Herndon Town Seal. It  resembles a compass in recognition of the naval background of Commander  William Lewis Herndon, the maritime hero after whom the Town is named.   The overall design of the flag is evocative of the maritime flags,  ensigns and jacks flown atop the 19th Century ships that Commander  Herndon would have commandeered.

The Flag’s colors, Red and  Black, are the school colors of Herndon High School, and closely  resemble the “master colors” adopted in the Brand Strategy for the Town  of Herndon. 


Technical Description

A  rectangle with a width-to-length proportion equal to 1:1.67, containing  a white field with two red horizontal stripes, and a black four-point  star in the center.  The width of each red stripe is 1/5 (.2) of the  hoist (width) of the Flag, placed ¼ (.25) of the hoist from the top and  bottom edges.  The height and width of the star are equal, and the width  is equal to 1/3 of the fly (length).

Pantone Colors:
Red:  200-C
Black:  Black-C

Pantone Colors: Red: 200-C Black: Black-C