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Connecticutredesignflag.png|In the style of the New England flag and with a purple base to represent the grapevines in the original CT flag. The unofficial nickname of the state is the Nutmeg State which is represented by the nutmeg seed in the canton, borrowed from the nutmeg on the flag of Grenada
 
CT flag.png|Connecticut flag proposal by Zolntsa
 
CT flag.png|Connecticut flag proposal by Zolntsa
 
CT Proposed Flag Vexilo.JPG|CT Flag Proposal "Vexilo"
 
CT Proposed Flag Vexilo.JPG|CT Flag Proposal "Vexilo"
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CT_redesign3.png|Grapevines in the canton with five purple and white stripes to represent Connecticut's admission as fifth state to the United States.
 
CT_redesign3.png|Grapevines in the canton with five purple and white stripes to represent Connecticut's admission as fifth state to the United States.
 
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Connecticut Redesign.png|Redesign by [[User:SimplisticFlags|SimplisticFlags]]. January 2019. ([[User:SimplisticFlags/Flag Proposals/American States#Connecticut|details]])
 
 
Final Results.png|275 designs were studied and voted on. These were the final 6 designs. Most either had the Oakland City tree or vine plants from the State Seal. Winner was well supported.
 
Final Results.png|275 designs were studied and voted on. These were the final 6 designs. Most either had the Oakland City tree or vine plants from the State Seal. Winner was well supported.
 
Connecticut - Red Stars.png|Connecticut state flag proposed by Ken Morton [June 26, 2019] I like this one.
 
Connecticut - Red Stars.png|Connecticut state flag proposed by Ken Morton [June 26, 2019] I like this one.
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CT Stars 2.png|Proposed flag for Connecticut. The off-center cross of Saint George represents Connecticut's beginnings as an English colony. The thirteen stars symbolize Connecticut's status as one of the original thirteen states. (Posted by Ken Morton)
 
CT Stars 2.png|Proposed flag for Connecticut. The off-center cross of Saint George represents Connecticut's beginnings as an English colony. The thirteen stars symbolize Connecticut's status as one of the original thirteen states. (Posted by Ken Morton)
 
CT Stars 1.png|Alternate version of previous design. (Posted by Ken Morton)
 
CT Stars 1.png|Alternate version of previous design. (Posted by Ken Morton)
Proposal flag connecticut three grapes.png|Proposal "three grapes" for a flag for the state of Connecticut, taking colours and symbol (grape) from the state seal. (Thanks to TheMaster001 for the design of the bunch of grapes.)
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Proposal Flag of Connecticut three grapes.svg|Proposal "three grapes" for a flag for the state of Connecticut. By [[User:Qaz_Janssen|Qaz]] Dec 2019 ([[User:Qaz Janssen/Proposals/Subnational/US-NEA#Connecticut|details]])
 
CT3.jpg|The green and purple represent the leaves and the fruit of the grape vines on the current american flag. The grapes in white represent the grapes again. The 3 stripes represent the 3 individual vines on the original flag.
 
CT3.jpg|The green and purple represent the leaves and the fruit of the grape vines on the current american flag. The grapes in white represent the grapes again. The 3 stripes represent the 3 individual vines on the original flag.
 
CT6.jpg|The 3 purple stripes represent the 3 grape vines on the original flag. The blue bent stripe represents the flow of the Connecticut River
 
CT6.jpg|The 3 purple stripes represent the 3 grape vines on the original flag. The blue bent stripe represents the flow of the Connecticut River
 
CT6.png|An alternately colored version of previous flags
 
CT6.png|An alternately colored version of previous flags
 
CT7.jpg|A flag partially inspired from other submissions, and from our neighbors in Rhode Island.
 
CT7.jpg|A flag partially inspired from other submissions, and from our neighbors in Rhode Island.
Connecticut A&amp;NZ.png|The cross of Saint George symbolizes Connecticut's origin as an English colony. The thirteen stars represent the first English settlements in Connecticut, arranged in their correct geographical locations. Inspired by the flags of Australia and New Zealand. (posted by Ken Morton)
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Connecticut - Charter Oak .png|A Charter Oak flag, with the oak design borrowed from Connecticut's commemorative state quarter. (Posted by Ken Morton)
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Connecticut - Charter Oak Flag.png|Another Charter Oak design. (Posted by Ken Morton)
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Connecticut - Abstract.png|An abstract design. A good fit for a state without a widely recognized representational symbol (Posted by Ken Morton)
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Connecticut Oak Cluster.png|Thirteen stars and an oak leaf cluster, representing the Charter Oak. The three oak leaves mirror the three grape vines on the current Connecticut flag and , like the vines, symbolize the three original colonies -- the Hartford, New Haven and Saybrook colonies -- that were combined to form the colony of Connecticut.(Posted by Ken Morton)
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CT807.png|([[User:Trevor807/Proposals|details]])
 
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[[File:Connecticut quarter, reverse side, 1999.jpg|thumb|right|Connecticut state quarter]]
 
[[File:Connecticut quarter, reverse side, 1999.jpg|thumb|right|Connecticut state quarter]]
 
Besides the grapevines from the state seal, the most common symbol is the {{w|Charter Oak}}. According to tradition, Connecticuters hid their colony's charter inside a giant oak tree in Hartford to prevent its falling into the hands of Sir {{w|Edmund Andros}}, who had been sent by King James II to impose stronger royal control. The oak became a symbol of Connecticut's independence. It is the dominant symbol on its {{w|50 State Quarters|state quarter}}.
 
Besides the grapevines from the state seal, the most common symbol is the {{w|Charter Oak}}. According to tradition, Connecticuters hid their colony's charter inside a giant oak tree in Hartford to prevent its falling into the hands of Sir {{w|Edmund Andros}}, who had been sent by King James II to impose stronger royal control. The oak became a symbol of Connecticut's independence. It is the dominant symbol on its {{w|50 State Quarters|state quarter}}.
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Latest revision as of 23:05, July 16, 2020

The flag of the state of Connecticut consists of a white baroque shield with three grapevines (each bearing three bunches of purple grapes) on a field of azure blue. The banner below the shield reads "Qui Transtulit Sustinet" ("He who transplanted still sustains"), the state's motto.

The Connecticut General Assembly approved the flag in 1897 after it was introduced by Governor Owen Vincent Coffin in 1895.

The design comes from the seal of Saybrook Colony when it was established in 1639. That seal depicted 15 grapevines and a hand in the upper left corner with a scroll reading "Sustinet qui transtulit". When Connecticut Colony bought Saybrook in 1644, the seal transferred to Connecticut Colony. On October 25, 1711, the governor and legislature changed the seal. They reduced the number of grapevines from 15 to three, in order to represent the three oldest settlements (Windsor, Wethersfield, and Hartford) (or possibly the three separate settlements, Connecticut Colony, Saybrook Colony, and New Haven Colony, which had been absorbed into Connecticut by that time) and rearranged the wording and position of the motto.

Proposals for a New Flag of ConnecticutEdit

Shown below are various designs for a proposed new flag of Connecticut.

Most common symbolismEdit

Connecticut quarter, reverse side, 1999

Connecticut state quarter

Besides the grapevines from the state seal, the most common symbol is the Charter Oak. According to tradition, Connecticuters hid their colony's charter inside a giant oak tree in Hartford to prevent its falling into the hands of Sir Edmund Andros, who had been sent by King James II to impose stronger royal control. The oak became a symbol of Connecticut's independence. It is the dominant symbol on its state quarter.


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