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Flag of Connecticut

Connecticut
Ratio 3:4
Adoption 1897
Design White shield with three grapevines on a field of azure blue. [0]
Colors
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History

The Connecticut General Assembly approved the flag in 1897 after it was introduced by Governor Owen Vincent Coffin in 1895. The design comes from the seal of Saybrook Colony, designed by George Fenwick when it was established in 1639. [0]

Meaning

The three grapevines represent three oldest settlements (Windsor, Wethersfield, and Hartford). The banner below the shield reads "Qui Transtulit Sustinet", Latin for "He who transplanted still sustains", Connecticut's state motto. [0]