A Brief History of the Georgia FlagAugust 24, 2011
The current state flag of Georgia was adopted in 2003. However, this flag still has a ton of history woven into its design. The flag takes pieces from several of the previous Georgia state flags. The flag’s design is based on the First National Flag of the Confederacy. The flag also uses the coat of arms which is featured in many of the previous Georgia state flags. The Georgia flag combines both national and state pride.
Design: Consists of three horizontal bars: two red and one middle white bar. In the upper left, 13 white stars surround Georgia’s coat of arms. “In God We Trust,” is printed above the stars. The three pillars in the coat of arms represent the three branches of government. The state motto: “Wisdom, Justice, and Moderation,” is wrapped around these pillars. A soldier is also featured in the design, representing defense of the constitution.
Fun Facts: The current Georgia state flag is the third flag of the decade. In 1956, a new flag was made that featured the Confederate Battle flag. This flag was very controversial and a new flag was put in place in 2001, but this flag was met with negative reviews. The current flag was adopted by a state referendum in 2003.
I PLEDGE ALLEGIANCE TO THE GEORGIA STATE FLAG
AND TO PRINCIPLES FOR WHICH IT STANDS,
WISDOM, JUSTICE AND MODERATION.