Utah Utah State Flag

The Utah flag was formally adopted on February 16, 2011. Since, Utah has maintained the same flag for the last 6 years.

The Utah flag was voted 43rd best out of 51 Flags ranked by the North American Vexillological Association.

The 7 main colors in the Utah flag are #002868, #FEFEFE, #0A0905, #012D6A, #FFC324, #8F4A2D, and #E41837. The Utah flag width is 1.7 times the height. Standard flag size is 3 feet x 5.1 feet.

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Utah Flag

The Utah State Flag. Adopted by State Legislature on February 16, 2011.

Colors

#002868 80.5%
#FEFEFE 4%
#0A0905 1.9%
#012D6A 1.8%
#FFC324 1.6%
#8F4A2D 1.1%
#E41837 1.1%
Percentage totals may not equal 100. Colors with less than 1 percent are ignored.

Description

The Utah state flag like most other U.S. flags has a background of dark navy blue. It consists of a golden circle that encloses the seal of Utah and a beehive. Above and below the beehive are the words “Industry” and “Utah.” The motto of the State of Utah is industry which gives the nickname of Utah as the beehive state.

Displayed on the flag are the dates 1896 and 1847. 1896 is the date the state joined the union whereas 1847 is the year Brigham Young (1801-1877) and his Mormon followers arrived in the Salt Lake Valley

Meaning

Enclosed within the seal of Utah sits a beehive which represents the hard work and diligence of its people. The color blue of the flag symbolizes justice, vigilance and perseverance. The gold color symbolizes the sun, wealth and generosity.

The USA national bird, the bald eagle, perches on the shield as a sign of protection of the state of Utah both in times of peace and of war. The bald eagle clutches a set of six arrows arranged crosswise as a sign of power. On both sides of the beehive are sego lilies, the state flower, showing peace. The United States flag banner runs on both sides of the shield which shows the support of the nation.

History

The flag's basic design was adopted by the state legislature on April 3, 1896. The seal was designed by Harry Edwards and was passed by the legislature on March 9, 1911 to make it the official state flag. In 2011, during the 59th state legislative session, a resolution was adopted to fix a mistake discovered. The year 1827 was stitched above the year 1826 rather than on the shield. All flags had carried this error from the flag makers since 1922. On the same session, the legislature designated March 9th as Utah State Flag Day.

The flag of Utah serves as a symbol of regional pride, honor and heritage to its people while being displayed at all state buildings. In the national platform state flags are displayed on the order of precedence with which they entered the union. Utah entered in 1896, as the 45th state.


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