Vermont is a constituent state of the United States of America with the nickname of “The Green Mountain State”. It is one of the six New England states in the northeastern corner of the country. Vermont became a part of the union as the 14th state on March 4, 1791. The state boundary extends Quebec, Canada to the north, New Hampshire to the east, Massachusetts to the south and New York to the west.
The first state flag of Vermont was made official on May 1, 1804 by the law of October 31, 1803 although it was used for general purposes and state militia before. The flag possesses 17 white stars in the blue canton and 17 stripes that symbolize the number of states in the Union at the official flag association period. The top stripe had the name of the state on it. The flag was the first one for official and general purposes other than military and marine utility. In 1837, the second flag of the state was adopted which placed the state seal on a white star in blue canton as a remembrance of the flag composition with 13 red and white horizontal stripes.
The current flag of Vermont was adopted in 1923 with the state flag having the state emblem at the center of the blue background. It rejuvenates the Vermont coat of arms of 1821 based on the state seal. The arms has an aesthetic natural scene of the Green Mountains in the background as well as a large pine tree in the foreground along with wheat sheaves and a cow. The design is completed with inscription of state motto “Freedom and unity” along with state name “Vermont”, a wreath and head of the deer as the crest.