ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

William Penn Family Coat of Arms - Pennsylvania State Flag

Updated on April 26, 2012

12 Years Later

December 12, 1787, Pennsylvania was the second state to be admitted into the United States of America. It was twelve years later in 1799 that the General Assembly of Pennsylvania authorized the official state flag. On June 13, 1907, the General Assembly standardized the flag requiring that the blue background of the flag match the blue that is found in the United States flag. In 2007, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives voted to add “Pennsylvania” to the bottom of the flag in gold letters.


Source

William Penn Coat of Arms Used on Flag

Unlike most flags, Pennsylvania’s flag is closer to being square than rectangle. The flag, which is trimmed in knotted fringe of yellow silk, has a blue background. It is on this background that the official State Coat of Arms is embroidered. This Coat of Arms is the official seal of the William Penn family. The Coat of Arms includes a ship representing commerce, a plow representing the state’s agricultural and natural resources, and three sheaves of wheat representing fertility and success.

Black draft horses symmetrically face the Coat of Arms on each side, appearing to support it. The majestic American eagle, representing Pennsylvania’s loyalty to the United States, is perched on top of the Coat of Arms.

Flanking the lower part of the Coat of Arms is a stalk of Indian corn on the left and an olive branch on the right, in recognition of the state’s past and its hope for the future. It has also been suggested that they represent success and peace.

A red ribbon, containing the state motto, “Virtue, Liberty, and Independence”, is beautifully draped across the design at the bottom.


Source

Civil War Flag

During the Civil War, many Pennsylvanian regiments carried a modified version of the United States flag. Where you would normally see the blue background with the stars, contained the same blue background with the Penn family Coat of Arms.


All Rights Reserved

Copyright © 2012 Cindy Murdoch (homesteadbound)


Your Future is Waiting! Do you feel you have great information or stories to share with others? Sign Up Here. . . It’s quick, easy and free to join HubPages!

Comments: "William Penn Family Coat of Arms - Pennsylvania State Flag"

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • homesteadbound profile imageAUTHOR

      Cindy Murdoch 

      6 years ago from Texas

      Madurai - I am pleased that you enjoyed reading about the Pennsylvania state flag. It does have an interesting history behind it. thanks so much for stopping by!

    • Madurai profile image

      Madurai 

      6 years ago from Online

      Nice information about the history of the Pensylvania country flag.. Thanks for SHARING:)

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)