Flag of Vermont

State: Vermont

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Vermont Flag Description:
The flag of Vermont consists of a blue base with the state coat of arms in the center.

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Vermont Flag Meaning:
The Green Mountains are seen in the background. The cow and wheat sheaves symbolize agriculture and the pine tree is a traditional fixture of New England. The crossed pine branches, on the sides of the shield, represent the pine sprigs worn by Vermont soldiers, at the Battle of Plattsburgh in 1814, during the War of 1812. The state's name and motto: Freedom and Unity are written on a red ribbon beneath the shield.

Vermont Flag History:
The flag was adopted June 1, 1923; however the flag had been in use long before its official adoption date. The flag was carried by Vermont soldiers during the American Civil War, Spanish-American War and at the start of World War I. It had also been flown as the Governor's flag. The coat of arms is taken from a painting, which was based on the Vermont state seal, adopted in 1779. Vermont is the 14th state of the union, gaining statehood on the 4th of March 1791.

Interesting Vermont Facts:
Vermont's state nickname is the Green Mountain State.

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