Still Flying High: Vermont's State Flag Turns 100

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By  for Seven Days

Published June 7, 2023 at 10:00 a.m.

Though the Vermont state flag flies across the Green Mountains, many Vermonters can conjure only a fuzzy mental image of it — a seal with a pastoral scene, a blue backdrop. Perhaps they know it includes the state motto, “Freedom and Unity.” Historian Andrew Liptak said of the flag: “You see it, but you don’t see it.”

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After turning 100 last Thursday, the flag merits a closer look. Liptak and his colleagues at the Vermont Historical Society have been researching its roots and even have a delicate prototype flag in their collection.

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