This image encompasses multiple elements of our identity, more so than the Virgin Islands flag, which is a close replica of the United States military image of the American Eagle holding in one of its talons an olive branch, and three arrows in the other, a portrayal symbolizing the national balance between peace and defense. It does not hold any local elements other than the initials V and I, standing for the Virgin Islands. Our Great Seal, if not of the same artistic merit as the flag, tells much more of a story, much of it of relevance to our Danish visitors.
The great seal is described in Utah Code Annotated,Volume 7a, section as follows:. The Great Seal of the State of Utah shall be two and one-half inches in diameter, and of the following device; the center a shield and perched thereon an American Eagle with outstretching wings; the top of the shield pierced by six arrows crosswise; under the arrows the motto "INDUSTRY"; beneath the motto a beehive, on either side growing sego lilies; below the figures ""; on each side of the shield an American Flag. There is also an official seal of the Governor of Utah.
The flag of the US Virgin Islands is composed of a golden simplified version of the American Bald Eagle with an American shield facing left in a white background. In its left claw, the eagle is holding a sprig of laurel leaves and in its right are three blue arrows. The letters V and I are located in the left and right portion of the flag.
The bird on the Virgin Islands' flag is not an American eagle - it is a bananaquit, a beautiful little warbler native to the Caribbean. The flag I saw looked like the bananaquit. There is another flag that does look like an eagle D.
It replaces [ when? The seal also contains the flag of the United States and also the flag of Denmark to symbolize its former status as a Danish colony before There's also, centered in the seal, a bananaquitthe island's national bird.
It has often been said that to fully understand something, you must understand its history. This can truly be said of the Virgin Islands Legislature. The nature of the present body is derived from the experiences of Danish colonialism and from the struggle of our people for self-government under the American flag.
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Its official service is to authenticate acts by the General Assembly of Maryland state legislaturebut it is also used for display purposes at most state buildings. Although the state seal has been changed in design several times throughout history, the current model represents the reverse side of the original seal. The seal consists of two sides, a reverse and an obverse. In official contexts, only the reverse side is used.
The Great Seal of the State of Hawaii was designated officially by Act of the Territorial Legislature and is based on the territorial seal. Provisions for a seal for the state of Hawaii were enacted by the Territorial Legislature and approved by Governor William F. Quinn on June 8,
Originally adopted init has undergone several alterations since then, in and The sun, visible on the western horizon, signifies summer in the northern hemisphere. The horizon's visibility signifies the flat plains covering much of Minnesota. The American Indian on horseback is riding towards the south and represents the American Indian heritage of Minnesota.