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.
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