Flag of Utah

State: Utah

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Utah Flag Description:
The flag of Utah consists of a blue base with the state seal in the center circled in yellow.

Utah Flag Meaning:
The bald eagle on the crest of the seal is the national bird of America. It represents the country and the protection it provides Utah in turbulent and peaceful times.

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The national flags on each side of the seal represent Utah's support of the United States. The beehive stands for the state's nickname and represents hard work and industry. The state motto, Industry, appears above the hive. Around the outside of the beehive are blooms of the sego lily; which is the state flower and which represents peace. The date, 1847, represents the year the Mormons, also known as the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, arrived in Utah. The other date, 1896, is the year Utah was admitted to the Union.

Utah Flag History:
The basic design of the flag originated in 1896. The current flag is a revised version of the original and dates from Mar. 11, 1913. The current flag was originally designed to be flown on the battleship Utah, in 1912. It was made the official state flag in 1913. Utah is the 45th state of the union, gaining statehood on Jan. 4, 1896. The state seal was adopted in 1896.

Interesting Utah Facts:
Utah's state nickname is the Beehive State.

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