The Jamaica National Flag was first raised on Independence Day, August 6, 1962. It signifies the birth of our nation. The Flag brings to mind memories of past achievements and gives inspiration towards further success. It is flown on many triumphant occasions, showing the pride that Jamaicans have in their country and in the flag itself.
As much as we the undersigned and communicators of this petition realize that there are many issues confronting our Government and the People of Jamaica during these very trying times, we strongly believe that the issue of the colour of our Jamaican flag needs attention. Increasingly we see flags produced in yellow, green and black, not gold, green and black. As we celebrate our Independence 55, we believe it is time for the people and Government to take action to ensure a consistent standard that is faithful to our principles and traditions.
We are offering a petition to our representatives and people of Jamaica to add to the code the requirement that when purchasing or flying our flag, that it be flown in the true colours as was established. The Gold has been replaced with yellow and we would like to have the Government of Jamaica regulate the manufacturing and sale of the flag to restore it to its true colours and hence, true meaning.
The GIVE US BACK THE GOLD petition to Jamaicans was written by Gavin Palmer and is in the category National Affairs at GoPetition.