Vermont state flag
The Vermont flag, adopted in 1923, consists of an azure blue field with the State Coats of Arms displayed in the center. This features a deer head at the top, a view of the countryside with 3 sheaves of wheat, a brown cow, and a tall pine tree in the center. Below this scene is a red banner with the motto, “Freedom and Liberty,” and the state name, “VERMONT,” in the center.
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The state of Vermont’s flag is quite unique which shows the states early beginnings and how they came to be the 14th state making up the union on March 4, 1791. The flag shows the state’s coat of arms including the motto on a field of azure. Interestingly we can also see representations from the battle of Plattsburgh towards the end of the War of 1812 and the Vermont forests. Vermont is into dairy and agricultural industries shown also on the flag. Their motto is “Freedom and Unity” which is also included on the state flag. Vermont is surrounded by New Hampshire, Massachusetts, and New York.
Called the Green Mountain State owing to the French words “vert mont” that means “green mountain” and some interesting facts would be that the state flower is the Red Clover, Sugar Maple as state tree, Hermit Thrush is the state bird, Morgan Horse as the state animal, Honey Bee is the state insect, Apple Pie as state pie, Apple is the state fruit and the Brook Trout & Walleye Pike are the state fish. The famous ski resorts in Vermont are the Maple Syrup and Autumn Splendor. The state has 1 national forest and 52 state parks. More Vermont Flag questions are .
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The Green Mountain Boys Flag
While the current version was adopted in 1923, the Vermont flag has been around for much longer. The earliest version of the Vermont flag is the Green Mountain Boys flag. Also known as the Stark flag, it was carried and used by a Vermont militia known as the Green Mountain Boys.
The Green Mountain Boys flag dates back to 1777. Unlike the current design of the Vermont flag, it didn’t feature the state’s coat or arms or motto. Instead, the Green Mountain Boys flag featured a set of 13 stars with a blue canton in the upper-left corner. The rest of the Green Mountain Boys flag was green.
The First Official Version of the Vermont Flag
The first official version of the Vermont flag was adopted in 1804. It proceeded the Green Mountain Boys flag. The first official version of the Vermont flag, however, was expected to be the American flag at the time. There were 17 states at the time, so it was believed that the American flag would be updated to feature 17 stars and 17 stripes. Vermont adopted this same design for its official flag, with the only difference being the addition of “VERMONT” at the top of the flag.
The American flag was, in fact, updated, but the new design didn’t mimic that of the Vermont flag. The updated American flag featured 17 stars and only 13 stripes. Nonetheless, Vermont continued to use this design as its official flag for many years.
The Second Official Version of the Vermont Flag
The second official version of the Vermont flag was adopted in 1837. In response to the American flag retaining its original 13 stripes, Vermont updated the design of its flag to feature 13 stripes as well. The second official version of the Vermont flag also removed the stars and replaced them with the coat of arms.
Vermont continued to use this design until 1923. During this year, the Vermont General Assembly switched to the current design as the state’s official flag. You can see an example of the current version of the Vermont flag in the photo above.
- Who designed the Vermont flag and when was it adopted?
- What does the emblem on the Flag of Vermont represent?
- Where may I purchase a Vermont flag?
- How are you supposed to fly a Vermont flag with an American flag?
Who designed the Vermont flag and when was it adopted?
The Vermont state flag has been changed on numerous occasions throughout history, but the current state flag was adopted on June 1, 1923. The designer of Vermont’s state flag is unknown. The central design on the flag is the Coat of Arms and motto of Vermont. Most of the elements found in the Coat of Arms come from the Great Seal of Vermont which was designed by Ira Allen.
What does the emblem on the flag of Vermont represent?
The emblem on the Flag of Vermont is the Coat of Arms and motto of Vermont. Above the shield is a stag’s head which symbolizes the wildlife of the state, as well as purity, fleetness, and peace unless provoked, and it’s antlers strength and fortitude. The two pine branches on either side of the shield offer support and represent the pine sprigs worn by the soldiers near the end of the War of 1812, during the Battle of Plattsburgh. The pine tree in the middle of the shield represents the verdant forests of Vermont, which provide natural resources to make various products. The three sheaves of wheat represent the vegetative aspects of agriculture and the cow symbolizes the breeding of cattle for dairy and meat products. The Green Mountains are in the background and represent Vermont’s beautiful landscape. Below the shield is a red scroll with the word, “Vermont” and Vermont’s motto, “Freedom and Unity”, which evens two different ideals, the freedom of the citizen and the welfare of the common good. In heraldry the color blue on a flag represents, vigilance, truth, loyalty, perseverance and justice and the color yellow or gold symbolizes the sun, generosity and wealth.
Where can I purchase a Vermont flag?
To buy a 100% made in the USA Vermont flag, get yours from Star Spangled Flags. You can find them here on their website. They treat their flags with a UV protectant to protect them from sun damage and use a very strong nylon fabric with strong lock stitching to keep them durable and prevent unraveling and fraying. They also have a 100% customer satisfaction guarantee and free shipping in the USA!
How are you supposed to fly a Vermont flag with an American flag?
When flying the Vermont state flag and American flag on the same pole, the flag of the United States must always be at the top and the Vermont flag should be the same size or smaller. When It is flown on separate poles, the Vermont 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.