The Flag of the City of Hammond, Indiana
The official flag for the City of Hammond was adopted by the Hammond Common Council in 1971.
- The star at the top of the flag acknowledges those who served in our nations military.
- The border around the star is for all those who were wounded or disabled in military service.
- The Calumet Peace Pipe under the star represents a “Land of Peace Pipe”.
- The Indian head represents the first explorer of Hammond, arriving on March 31, 1675. The Indian possessed the peace pipe, which saved his life.
- The Grand Calumet and the Little Calumet Rivers are recognized as the two rivers that touch Hammond.
- On the right is the French Explorer, Marquette, who explored these rivers for Congress.