Connecticut State Flag Frequent Questions Answered

When was the Connecticut state flag adopted?

The state flag of Connecticut was officially adopted by the General Assembly in 1897. The flag’s design is inspired by the Seal of Saybrook Colony when it was established in 1639.

Where can I buy a Connecticut Flag?

A beautiful Connecticut state Flag is sold by Star Spangled Flags and it has awesome reviews. A huge plus is that it is 100% made in the U.S.A! Also, it is made of a heavyweight durable Nylon specifically treated to dry fast and resist sun and chemical deterioration. All of the hems are sewn using superior lock stitches to prevent unraveling. The fly end has four rows of lock stitching to improve durability, increase flag life and prevent fading.

How do I fly my Connecticut flag with my American flag?

When flying the Connecticut flag with the flag of the United States on the same pole, the flag of United States must always be at the top and the Connecticut flag should be the same size or smaller. When It is flown on separate poles, the Connecticut flag will be to the right of the flag of the United States situating the U.S. flag in the position of honor, which is to the observer’s left of the other flags.

What is the design on the Connecticut state flag and what does it symbolize?

The state flag of Connecticut consists of a blue field on which lies a white baroque (style characterized by ornate detail) shield. The shield contains three grapevines, each bearing three bunches of purple grapes. Below the shield is a white banner with the state motto: “Qui Transtulit Sustinet”, Latin for “He who transplanted still sustains”, based on the 80th Psalm in the Bible. The three grapevines and three bunches of grapes represent three vibrant colonies (Connecticut, New Haven, and Saybrook) and the first three towns founded by Europeans (Hartford, Wethersfield, and Windsor). The colonies were thought of as grapevines that had been transplanted.

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