Massachusetts State Flag

A flag is often an amalgam of anecdotes that tell the history of a state.

You will find below the description and explanation for the symbols of the flag of Massachusetts.

The flag of Massachusetts was adopted in this form March 21, 1971. It is composed of a white background on which is drawn the seal of the State. It is the only one that had previously contained a different verso because it wore (until 1971) a pine tree on a green blue shield, referring to the Navy of the State. The seal of Massachusetts is an Algonquin, who is an Indian warrior. The state is in fact the name of a Algonquin’s tribe, “the Massachusetts”, which could then be translated as "near the great hill”, in reference to Great Blue Hill, the most famous mountain of the State. A star symbolizes the country's accession to the United States, and the state motto is inscribed on a blue band "Ense Petit Placidam Sub Libertate Quietem": "With the weapons, and free, it seeks peace". Massachusetts has joined the United States on 4 July 1777, at the Declaration of Independence, as a part of the original thirteen states that created the United States. Massachusetts is known as the "Bay State" and its capital is Boston.

On this website, you can download the Massachusite flag in different sizes.

All Massachusetts's flags are available in 4 different resolutions to best suit your purposes (S, M, L, XL). Click on the flag to access the download page.

Custom designs for the Massachusetts's flag