Maine Flag Officially Adopted: June 16, 1909
On a blue background the Maine state flag shows the state’s official state seal. It was officially adopted in 1909. The blue background is required to be the same blue as the United States flag.
The state seal on the flag shows a pine tree with a moose lying at the foot of it. On the left side of the shield is a farmer resting on a scythe (a tool used for cutting crops such as grass or wheat) and on the right side, a seaman, resting on an anchor. The farmer and the seamen are representing Maine’s very important agriculture industry. Below that is the state’s name, Maine in capital letters.
Towards the top of the Maine’s flag is the North Star and a label resting between the shield and the crest is “DIRIGO” which translates to “I lead”, Maine’s state motto.