14-Year-Old Boy Presents New Flag to Henderson City Commissioners

During Tuesday's Henderson City Commissioners meeting, a 14-year-old boy presented a flag he designed.

Posted: Jul 27, 2021 6:08 PM
Updated: Jul 27, 2021 6:42 PM

During Tuesday's Henderson City Commissioners meeting, one item on the agenda was not like the rest.

14-year-old Jaxson Matthews presented his idea for a new flag for the city of Henderson.

Jaxson, who has high-functioning autism, spoke to a crowded room and explained his love for the city and his inspiration for his flag design.

"I chose the railroad bridge because it's iconic, the blue symbolizes the water, and the black represents our city's determination," said Jaxson. 

The proud Henderson resident went on to tell 44News about what his hometown means to him.

"Since I've lived here my whole entire life it just means home. It means somewhere to hang out and have fun. The city just means a great place."

During the meeting, Mayor Austin said the city commissioners will deliberate on the flag proposal prior to voting on it a few weeks from now. 

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