Pennsylvania Flag
    Pennsylvania Flag
    State flag of Pennsylvania
    Adopted April 29, 1900
    Proportion 2:3
    Usage State flag &
    Civil flag

    Pennsylvania flag



    Pennsylvania flag
    Pennsylvania state flag
    The state flag of Pennsylvania consists of a blue field on which the state coat of arms is embroidered. The Pennsylvania coat of arms features a shield upon which are emblazoned a sailing ship, a plough, and three sheaves of wheat. To the left of the shield is a stalk of Indian corn; to the right, an olive branch. The shield is crested by an American bald eagle, flanked by two horses on either side. The state motto, "Virtue, Liberty and Independence", appears festooned below.

    Pennsylvania flag colors - meaning

    bald eagle: represents the United States and loyalty of Pennsylvania to the union. It stands for strength and sovereignty
    the ship: represents Pennsylvania's commerce
    plough: symbolizes Pennsylvania's agriculture and rich natural resources
    three golden sheaves of wheat: represent fertile fields and Pennsylvania's wealth of human thought and action
    olive branch: symbolizes peace
    cornstalk: represents prosperity
    the two horses: symbolize Pennsylvania's agriculture and rich natural resources

    History of Pennsylvania flag

    Pennsylvania flag history

    Pennsylvania flag

    The first State Flag bearing the State Coat of Arms was authorized by the General Assembly in 1799. During the Civil War, many Pennsylvania regiments carried flags modeled after the U.S. Flag, but substituted Pennsylvania's Coat of Arms for the field of stars. An act of the General Assembly of June 13, 1907, standardized the flag and required that the blue field match the blue of Old Glory.
    Pennsylvania flag