This flag was adopted on March 21, 1971. The colors of the flag are white, blue, gold, green, brown and black. The flag was designed in1780. The designer is Nathan Cushing. The design displays, on both sides, the state coat of arms centered on a white field. The shield shows a Native American with a bow and arrow; the arrow appears to be pointed downward, signifying peace. The arm is the Goliad symbol signifying the philosophy that those represented would rather lose their right arm than live under tyranny. A five pointed white star appears next to the figure’s head, signifying Massachusetts’ admission as the sixth U.S. state. A blue ribbon is around the shield and bears the state motto Ense Petit Placidam, Sub Libertate Quietem which means-By the Sword We Seek Peace, But Peace Only Under Liberty. Above the shield is the state military crest: the bent arm holding a broadsword. The sword appears to have its blade up, to remind everyone that it was through the American Revolution that liberty was won. All outdoor flags are finished with heading and brass grommets (H&G). PH denotes pole hem for indoor and parade use. PHF denotes pole hem and gold fringe.
$14.00 – $172.50
H&G = Heading and grommets. Usually outdoor use for regular inground flagpoles.
PH = Pole Hem NO Fringe. Can be used on a 5 ft or 6 ft outdoor flagpole that extends from a building or Indoor use for flag sets and/or parade poles.
PHF = Pole Hem Fringe. Indoor use for flag sets and/or parade poles.
|Material / Size / Finish||
Nylon – 12 inches by 18 inches – H&G, Nylon – 2 feet by 3 – feet H&G, Nylon – 3 feet by 5 feet – H&G, Nylon 4 feet by 6 feet H&G, Nylon – 5 feet by 8 feet – H&G, Nylon – 6 feet by 10 feet – H&G, Nylon 3 feet by 5 feet PH, Nylon 4 feet by 6 feet PH, Nylon 3 feet by 5 feet PHF, Nylon 4 feet by 6 feet PHF, Polyester Bunting 3 feet by 5 feet H&G, Polyester Bunting 4 feet by 6 feet H&G, Polyester Bunting 5 feet by 8 feet H&G