Flag of Utah

Utah State Flag


Utah state flag

The flag of Utah; image by David Rindlisbach on Wikipedia (use permitted with attribution / share alike).

Flag of Utah

Utah's flag displays the state seal design against a field of blue. The date 1847 is the year the Mormons came to Utah. 1896 is the year Utah became the 45th state.

The beehive on the shield is a symbol of hard work and industry (the state motto is INDUSTRY, and Utah's nickname is The Beehive State). 

A bald eagle (the United States national bird) perches atop the shield as a symbol of protection in peace and war (the eagle clutches arrows as a symbol of power). The sego lilies on right and left of the beehive are a symbol of peace (sego lily is also the state flower of Utah). A U.S. flag banner appears on each side of the shield, representing Utah's support to the nation.



Utah coat of arms (public domain image on Wikipedia).

Utah coat of arms

The state motto also appears on Utah's state seal (public domain image on Wikipedia).

Utah state seal