State flag of Utah
|Adopted||February 16, 2011|
The state flag of Utah has blue field with a shield centered on it; above the shield and thereon an American eagle with outstretched wings; the top of the shield pierced with six arrows arranged crosswise; upon the shield under the arrows the word "INDUSTRY" and below the word "INDUSTRY" on the center of the shield, a beehive; on each side of the beehive, growing sego lilies; below the beehive and near the bottom of the shield, the word "UTAH," and below the word "UTAH" and on the bottom of the shield, the figures "1847"; with the appearance of being back of the shield there shall be two American flags on flagstaffs placed crosswise with the flag so draped that they will project beyond each side of the shield, the heads of the flagstaffs appearing in front of the eagle's wings and the bottom of each staff appearing over the face of the draped flag below the shield; below the shield and flags and upon the blue field, the figures "1896"; around the entire design, a narrow circle in gold.
Utah state flag
Utah flag colors - meaning
beehive: stands for hard work and industry
1847: is the year the Mormons came to Utah
1896: is the year Utah was admitted into the Union as the 45th state
growing sego lilies: symbolize peace and prosperity
U.S. flags: symbolize Utah's support to the Union
bald eagle: symbolizes protection in peace and war
six arrows: represent the five Indian tribes who inhabited the territory (Shoshone, Paiute, Goshute, Navajo, and Ute) and the settlers who joined them in peace
History of Utah flag
The original Utah State Flag was adopted by the State Legislature in 1896 and revised in 1913. The Utah State Flag was originally designed for the battleship Utah in 1912. It was later made the official flag of Utah when Governor William Spry signed House Joint Resolution I in 1913.
Utah flag history