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The Flag Company Inc And Connecticut Flag History

By Steven Gordon

Connecticut derives its name from its principal river, called by the Indians Quonehtacut, and which, in their language, signified 'the long river.’ While Connecticut was first explored by the Dutch, who founded trading posts, the first permanent settlements were made by English Puritans from Massachusetts, starting in 1633. From the first, Connecticut enjoyed a great measure of political independence, proclaiming in its Fundamental Orders of 1639 a democratic principle of government based on the will of the people.

The Connecticut state flag displays the Arms of the State on each side. It measures five feet, six inches long and four feet, four inches wide. The field is azure blue; the armorial bearing (shield) is argent white and described by law as "rococo design." Rococo refers to style distinguished by fancy curves and elaborate ornamentation.

The measurements and elements of the Connecticut Flag are according to the criteria chose by the Connecticut Flag Law. On a splendid purplish blue field, there is a brightening agent white shield. The state calls this the ornate outline, which is set apart by incredible bands and elaborate marks.

The shield bears the pictures of 3 grape vines supporting 3 bunches of dark grapes. The rims of the shield are decorated with groups of acorns and white oak leaves. Below the emblem, a cleft white ribbon with brown and gold borders, bears the state motto of Connecticut. Written on it is Qui Transtulit Sustinet or "He who transplanted still sustains".

The basic flag design in use today was first displayed at the time of the American Revolution (1775â€"83), although the background colour then was red. During the Civil War (1861â€"65) blue was the standard background shade for regimental colours, and many citizens thought of those military flags as representative of the state. Consequently, a flag with a blue background was later flown over the state capitol during sessions of the legislature. That design was the basis for a recommendation to the legislature that resulted in the adoption of the current flag in June 1897.

There is a barrage of cheap and inferior Connecticut flags being imported and sold, that do not comply with the flag statute. This is bad for a number of reasons. Imported flags are cheaply made and more importantly, the designs, materials, colors, and methods of printing do not compare well with the better quality, longer-lasting, and correctly designed flags made by American manufacturers. The Flag Company Inc specialized in flag designs offered a special edition of decals and flags to memorize the history of Connecticut flag for the future.

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