Connecticut Flag
State Flag of Connecticut
Although the Connecticut state flag was adopted more than 100 years after ratification of the Constitution of the United States, and more than 250 years after establishment as one of the original 13 colonies, the central design element of the flag and the State Motto date to the family crest of early settler Colonel George Fenwick.

Charles J. Hoadly, describing the State Seal in 1889 wrote, "The vines [on the State Seal] symbolize the Colony brought over and planted here in the wilderness. We read in the 80th Psalm: 'Thou has brought a vine out of Egypt: Thou has cast out the heathen, and planted it':--in Latin, 'Vineam de AEypto transtulisti, Ejicisti gentes et Plantasti eam'; and the motto expresses our belief that He who brought over the vine continues to take care of it - Qui transtulit sustinet."

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