Flag of Rhode Island

State: Rhode Island

Proportions: 29:33

Rhode Island Flag Description:
The flag of Rhode Island consists of a white base with a yellow anchor circled by 13 yellow, five-pointed stars in the center. The anchor and stars are outlined in blue. Below the anchor the word 'hope' is written in yellow on a blue ribbon.

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Rhode Island Flag Meaning:
The white and blue colors were taken from flags carried into battle by Rhode Island soldiers during the American Revolution, the War of 1812 and the Mexican War. The 13 stars surrounding the anchor represent the 13 original colonies that united to form the union of the United States. The anchor has been linked as a symbol with Rhode Island since the state's foundation and it has been used with the state motto 'Hope' since 1644.

Rhode Island Flag History:
The flag was adopted on May 19, 1897. Rhode Island is the 13th state of the union, gaining statehood on May 29, 1790. It is one of the original 13 colonies that united to form the union of the United States.

Interesting Rhode Island Facts:
Rhode Island's state nickname is the Ocean State.

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