Tuesday, November 03, 2009

Did You Know Tuesday

Did you know that Maine’s state flag was adopted in 1909, 89 years after Maine had become the 23rd state in the US? This would mark the 100th birthday of the State of Maine flag.

On a deep-blue field are a farmer and sailor, representing prosperity from both land and sea. Between them is a shield with the a pine tree (the State Tree), a moose, blue sky and water. Above the shield is the North Star (Maine was the Northernmost state when it entered the Union). The state motto, “Dirigo”, which means “I direct”, is centered on a red ribbon between the star and the shield.

Pretty cool state flag, if I do say so myself. It is the finest kind of pork.

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