Virgin Islands Virgin Islands State Flag

The Virgin Islands flag was formally adopted on May 17, 1921. Since, Virgin Islands has maintained the same flag for the last 96 years.

The Virgin Islands flag was voted 24th best out of 51 Flags ranked by the North American Vexillological Association.

The 7 main colors in the Virgin Islands flag are #FFFFFF, #FFD600, #00CEDE, #000000, #002768, #BE0A2F, and #188400. The Virgin Islands flag width is 1.5 times the height. Standard flag size is 3 feet x 4.5 feet.

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Virgin Islands Flag

The Virgin Islands State Flag. Adopted by State Legislature on May 17, 1921.

Colors

#FFFFFF 70.7%
#FFD600 13.7%
#00CEDE 3.8%
#000000 2.3%
#002768 2.3%
#BE0A2F 2%
#188400 1.6%
Percentage totals may not equal 100. Colors with less than 1 percent are ignored.

Description

The flag of the United States Virgin Islands is simple, bright and bold. It features a more basic version of the U.S. coat of arms between the blue letters “V” and “I” for Virgin Islands. The golden eagle clasps an olive branch in one talon and three arrows in the other. At the heart of the eagle lies a red, white and blue American shield.

Meaning

The arrows are representative of the territory’s three major islands: Saint Thomas, Saint John and Saint Croix. The colors of the flag also hold unique meanings with the yellow eagle signifying the terrain and flowers, while the green olive branch stands for the hills. The white background is symbolic of purity, the blue represents the water surrounding the islands, and red means love.

History

Rear Admiral Summer Ely Whitmore Kitelle, who was appointed governor of the territory in 1921, discussed the making of this flag with Percival Wilson Sparks, a cartoonist. Sparks drew the concept on paper then had it transferred to heavy cotton. After, Sparks had his wife, Grace, and her sister stitch the layout he designed that same year.


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