By: John Paul Gouin
The red arch at the bottom stands for the burning of Atlanta (Sherman’s March). Atlanta has always been a valuable asset to America hence the gold coloring before and after the fire so to speak. The bar of the “A” creates a indent in the bottom portion showing the setback and devastation of the fire, but it also creates a spearhead in the top portion to show the comeback and thriving nature of the city as we lead the south’s economy and culture as well as the nation’s in several ways. The center blue star represents the inner-perimeter city and the red star represents the outer-perimeter city and how they both connect and share the same pride in Atlanta. The five white stars stand for the fact that we are Georgia’s fifth capital. And the blue, red, white, and yellow (gold) include all the colors of our sports teams.