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.