The flag of the US State of Connecticut consists of a white baroque shield above a white banner on a blue field. The shield contains three grapevines, each with four leaves and three bundles of grapes, and is decorated with clusters of oak leaves and acorns. The banner contains the state motto in Latin, “QUI TRANSULIT SUSTINET”, which means “He who transplanted still sustains”. The use of grapevines come from an English colony’s coat of arms in the 17th century. There are three grapevines to represent the three oldest settlements in the region (Windsor, Wethersfield, and Hartford). This flag was adopted on September 9th, 1897.