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Name This Flag

What do the flags of twenty-eight states in the Union share in common?

Each has a seal on the flag. It might not be the state seal, though in some states it is. Complicating this similarity is that twenty-two of the “seal” flags, are on blue fields. Learning to distinguish them is difficult when viewed as a whole, but as I study each state flag and its history, it becomes easier. However, it certainly makes me appreciate Maryland, Arizona, Colorado, Louisiana, Alaska, Rhode Island, etc.

The states with seals are Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Georgia, Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire;

Virginia, New York, Vermont, Kentucky, Illinois, Maine, Missouri;

Michigan, Florida, Wisconsin, Minnesota, 19 Oregon, Kansas, West Virginia;

Nebraska, South Dakota, Montana, Washington, Idaho, Wyoming, Utah.

Consider these examples and note the common imagery.
Delaware
Delaware
Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
New Hamphsire
New Hampshire
New York
New York
Oregon
Oregon

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