State flag of Vermont
|Adopted||June 1, 1923|
The state flag of Vermont has a deep blue field with the state's coat of arms and motto centered on it. The coat of arms show a pastoral scene on a shield with the Green Mountains in the background, a large pine tree in the foreground, wheat sheaves, and a cow. Pine boughs extend around a shield. The state's name "VERMONT" and the state motto "FREEDOM AND UNITY" are displayed on a crimson banner. At the the top of the shield is a stag's head.
Vermont state flag
Vermont flag colors - meaning
pine tree: represents the verdant forests of Vermont
cow: represents dairy industry
three sheaves of wheat: represent Vermont's agriculture
stag head: symbolizes Vermont's abundant wildlife
Green Mountains: represent Vermont's beautiful ladnscape
Vermont Flag - History
Vermont adopted its first state flag on May 1, 1804. It had 17 white stars in its blue canton and 17 alternating red and white horizontal stripes (red on top and bottom), corresponding to the number of states in the Union at the time of the flag's adoption, with of the state's name "VERMONT" embroidered on the top red stripe.
The second Vermont state flag was adopted in 1837. It has 13 alternating red and white horizontal stripes (red on top and bottom) resembling the US Flag, with the state's coat of arms on a large white star in a blue canton.
Current Vermont state flag was adopted on June 1, 1923.