Georgia State Flag Frequent Questions Answered

When was the state flag of Georgia adopted?

The current state flag of Georgia was adopted in 2003. However, since 1879 Georgia has had several different flag designs before our current state flag. Georgia also leads the nation in the number and variety of different state flags.

What is the design on Georgia’s state flag and what does it represent?

The state flag of Georgia contains three stripes which are red, white, and red. In the canton (upper left corner) of the flag, lies the Georgia Coat of Arms in gold surrounded by thirteen white stars. The Coat of Arms contains an arch, held up by three pillars. A male figure dressed in colonial attire dating back to the American Revolutionary War, with a sword drawn in his right hand, is standing guard between two of the pillars. There is a banner wrapped around the pillars and hanging from the arch with the state motto: “WISDOM, JUSTICE, MODERATION”. Positioned below all of these elements is an additional motto: “IN GOD WE TRUST”, which is placed there to announce the state’s “foundation”. The ring of thirteen stars around the coat of arms, symbolizes Georgia’s status as one of the original thirteen colonies. The arch symbolizes the state’s constitution and the pillars represent the three branches of government: legislative, executive, and judicial. The drawn sword represents the defense of the state’s constitution. This latest design is based on the first national flag of the confederacy, which was nicknamed the “Stars and Bars”.

What is the pledge to the state flag of Georgia?

The pledge to the state flag of Georgia is: “I pledge allegiance to the Georgia flag and to the principles for which it stands; Wisdom, Justice, and Moderation.” The pledge of allegiance to Georgia’s state flag was originally passed by the state legislature in 1935.

How are you supposed to fly the Georgia flag with your American flag?

When flying the Georgia and American flag on the same pole, the flag of the United States must always be at the top and the Georgia flag should be the same size or smaller. When It is flown on separate poles, the Georgia 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.

Where can you buy a Georgia flag?

Star Spangled Flag sells a beautiful Georgia flag that is 100% made by materials made in the USA! They use a tough material and add UV protection which adds to the longevity of the flag. They also use superior stitching that helps to prevent fraying and unraveling. A big plus is that they provide free shipping!

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