Did you know...
that the Anna Warner Bailey Chapter designed our State flag?
That's right! On May 29, 1895, Governor Coffin introduced to the General Assembly the first proposal for the adoption of a State Flag. The flag was designed by the Anna Warner Bailey Chapter.
In 1897, an official description of the flag sets the dimensions at five feet, six inches in length and four feet, four inches in width, of azure blue silk, with the armorial bearings in argent white silk with the design in natural colors and border of the shield embroidered in gold and silver. The state shield is white, bordered in gold and silver.
The old Colonial Seal of three clinging grapevines also represents Strength and Beauty, wreathing themselves upward, brightened with fall fruitage, and said to be symbolic of Religion, Liberty, and Knowledge.
The three grapevines represent the three original colonies of Connecticut:
"Hartford" "Windsor" "Wethersfield"
Beneath the shield on the white streamer, bears the motto, "Qui Transtulit Sustinet."
Translated: He Who Hath Transplanted, Will Sustain.