Flag of Rhode Island

Rhode Island State Flag


State flag of Rhode Island

State flag of Rhode Island; photo by J. Stephen Conn on Flickr (noncommercial use permitted with attribution).

Official State Flag of Rhode Island

The flag of Rhode Island is white, bearing on each side in the center a gold anchor, underneath it a blue ribbon with the state motto ("Hope") in gold letters, and surrounded by thirteen golden stars in a circle, representing the original 13 states. The flag design adopted in 1877 also stipulated that; "The flag shall be edged with yellow fringe." All State Flags

The Rhode Island General Assembly first adopted a seal for the colony in 1664 which contained an anchor with the word "Hope" above it (Rhode Island's state seal). The use of the word "Hope" was probably inspired by the biblical phrase "hope we have as an anchor of the soul."

Rhode Island


Flag of Rhode Island; public domain image on Wikipedia.

Flag of Rhode Island

Representation of the state seal at Rhode Island State House; photo by Martin Kalfatovic on Flickr (noncommercial use permitted with attribution / share alike).

Seal of Rhode Island