Connecticut Flag
    Connecticut Flag
    State flag of Connecticut
    Adopted September 9, 1897
    Proportion 3:4
    Usage Civil and state flag
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    Connecticut flag


    Connecticut flag
    The state flag of Connecticut consists of a white baroque shield with three grapevines, each bearing three bunches of purple grapes, on a field of azure blue. A ribbon below the shield reads "Qui Transtulit Sustinet", ("He who transplanted still sustains"), the state's motto.
    The General Assembly of 1897 provided an official description of the flag setting the dimensions at five feet, six inches in length and four feet, four inches in width, of azure blue silk, with the armorial bearings in argent white silk with the design in natural colors and border of the shield embroidered in gold and silver. Below the shield there is a white streamer, cleft at each end, bordered in gold and browns, the streamer bearing in dark blue the motto "Qui Transtulit Sustinet.
    The width to length proportion of the flag is 3:4. The standard flag dimensions are 5.5 feet (1.7 m) in length and 4.33 feet (1.32 m) in width

    Connecticut flag colors - meaning

    three grapevines each with three bunches: represent three vibrant colonies (Connecticut, New Haven, and Saybrook) and first three towns founded by Europeans (Hartford, Wethersfield, and Windsor)

    History of Connecticut flag

    Connecticut flag history
    The design comes from the seal of Saybrook Colony when it was established in 1639. That seal depicted 15 grapevines and a hand in the upper left corner with a scroll reading "Sustinet qui transtulit". When Connecticut Colony bought Saybrook in 1644, the seal transferred to Connecticut Colony. On October 25, 1711, the governor and legislature reduced the number of grapevines from 15 to three (to represent the three separate settlements, Connecticut Colony, Saybrook Colony, and New Haven Colony, which had been absorbed into Connecticut by that time) and rearranged the wording and position of the motto. Inspired by a memorial from the Anna Warner Bailey Chapter of the daughters of the American Revolution, Governor O. Vincent Coffin, on May 29, 1895, introduced to the General Assembly the first proposal for the adoption of a State Flag. On that same day the Assembly passed a resolution appointing a special committee to prepare a designation of the flag already generally accepted as the official flag of the state.

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