Vermont State Flag

Vermont State Flag


Officially Adopted: June 1, 1923


The state flag of Vermont was officially adopted in 1923 by the General Assembly. It features the Vermont Coat of Arms and the state motto on a field of blue (azure). The state has had many designs including one that looked very similar to the US national flag.

Vermont State Flag Flying
Vermont State Flag Flying

The flag is full of Vermont symbolism. Pictured on a deep blue field is a scene painting. You see a tall pine tree, a cow and sheaves of wheat. The Green Mountains are in the distance. Pine boughs extend around a shield. The name “Vermont” and the state motto“ Freedom and Unity” are displayed on a crimson banner. At the top of the shield is a stag’s head.

 

Vermont Flag Symbolism


Cow – Vermont’s dairy 

Deer head  – Vermont’s wildlife

Mountains -The Green Mountains (home to the Green Mountain Boys (militia)

Three sheaves of wheat – The state’s agriculture industries

Pine tree – The abundance of forests in Vermont

Pine needles – the pine branches worn during the War of 1812