Vermont State Flag Frequent Questions Answered

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 may I purchase a Vermont flag?

To buy a 100% made in the USA Vermont flag, then purchase one from Star Spangled Flags. 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.

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