Flag of Connecticut
|Design||White shield with three grapevines on a field of azure blue. |
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. 
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.