Massachusetts State Flag

Massachusetts State Flag

Massachusetts Flag Officially Adopted: March 21, 1908

Massachusetts state flag shows a white field with a blue shield emblazoned with the image of a Native American, Massachuset. He holds a bow in one hand and an arrow in the other. The arrow is pointing downward representing peace.

The white star represents Massachusetts as one of the original thirteen states. Around the shield is a blue ribbon with the motto: ” By the Sword We Seek Peace, but Peace Only Under Liberty”. Above the shield is a arm and sword, representing the first part of the motto.

Detail Massachusetts State Flag

Detail: Massachusetts