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10-13-2003, 11:27 AM
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"The showcase element of the Third Jersey is a new logo inspired by the state flag of Ohio, with its unique pennant shape, red, white & blue colors and white stars, in the shape of the letter C. That image overlays the familiar Blue Jackets' star, which signifies Columbus as the state's capital. The official state flag of Ohio, called the Ohio burgee, is based upon the pennant used by the Ohio cavalry from 1862-65. Ohio's is the only American state flag that is not shaped in a rectangle.

Two additional logos one familiar and one new complete the team's new look. On the jersey's left shoulder is the team's primary "CBJ" ligature logo. On the right shoulder is a new mark that contains a blue Union Army cap that features two crossed hockey sticks. The cap, inspired by those worn by soldiers during the Civil War, lies on a red with white trim background surrounded by a blue with silver trim oval containing two stars anchoring the words "Columbus Blue Jackets."

The Blue Jackets name pays homage to Ohio's contributions to American history and the great pride and patriotism exhibited by its citizens, especially during the Civil War as both the state of Ohio and city of Columbus were significantly influential to the Union Army. Ohio contributed more of its population to the Union Army than any other state, while many of the uniforms worn by the Union Army were manufactured in Columbus. "

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