Tourism board chooses to use two logos
The Hagerstown-Washington County Convention and Visitors Bureau has decided on two tourism logos, one of which is specifically targeted to Civil War tourism, the executive director said.
"I think it was a great compromise. It gives us some flexibility," said Executive Director Ben R. Hart.
The bureau will keep the logo featuring a banner patterned after the state flag, Hart said.
A second logo will be similar, but feature the silhouette of a Civil War cannon in the center, he said.
Hart said the general tourism logo can be used for sports activities, such as bidding to bring soccer tournaments and other sporting events to the area.
The tourism board approved the two logos on Thursday, Hart said.
The bureau will continue using the new slogan "Making Maryland Memories," Hart said.
Tourism officials chucked a proposed logo featuring a cannon draped with the American flag last November after area veterans complained it showed disrespect to the flag.