History of the County Flag
Like the Loudoun County Seal, the county’s distinctive flag was derived from the coat of arms which was approved by the College of Arms in London and adopted by the Board of Supervisors in 1968. Loudoun is believed to be the first county in the United States to have a flag based on a coat of arms officially sanctioned by the College of Arms.
Presentation of the Flag
On March 14, 1968, the coat of arms was officially presented to the county by Dr. Conrad Swan, the Rouge Dragon, who was a representative of Queen Elizabeth and a member of the College of Arms. According to a news account at the time, it was the first time the Pursuivant of Arms had performed such a ceremony on American soil.