The flag of the state of Connecticut is a white baroque shield with three grapevines, each bearing three bunches of purple grapes on a field of azure blue.
The flag was Officially Adopted on September 9, 1897. The Connecticut General Assembly approved the flag in 1897 after it was introduced by Governor Owen Vincent Coffin in 1895.
The banner below the shield reads “Qui Transtulit Sustinet”, Latin for “He who transplanted still sustains”), Connecticut’s state motto.
In Which Year the National flag is adopted?
In Which Date the National flag is adopted?
Ans: September 9
What are the colors of the flag?
Ans: The Color of the flag is Blue.
History of The Flag
The flag of Connecticut is flown at half-mast any time the U.S. flag is flown at half-mast. The design of Connecticut’s state flag was ranked 50th out of 72 state and provincial flags in the U.S. and Canada.
The design comes from the seal of the Saybrook Colony, designed by George Fenwick 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 changed the seal.
The design of Connecticut state Flag was inspired by the seal of the Saybrook Colony during the 1600s. This original seal, however, featured 15 grapevines. The seal was changed in 1711 to reduce the number of grapevines from three the 15.
The wording and the position of the state motto were also altered. The State Flag of Connecticut utilizing this seal was first proposed by Governor Owen Vincent Coffin in 1895. The Flag of Connecticut was approved by the Connecticut General Assembly in 1897. The Flag of Connecticut has remained unchanged ever since.
Facts About Connecticut
Area of Connecticut: 5,018 sq. miles
Major Products: Manufactured goods (machinery, transportation equipment), dairy products, livestock, silage
State Motto: Qui transtulit sustinet (He who transplanted sustains)