Flag of the Green Mountain Boys


Flag of the Green Mountain Boys

The flag of the Green Mountain Boys began as a regimental flag used by the Green Mountain Boys. With the ratification of the Constitution of Vermont at Elijah West's Windsor Tavern in 1777, the flag was adopted by the new independent state of Vermont, sometimes also referred to as the Vermont Republic [cite book |author=Van DeWater, Frederic F. |title="The Reluctant Republic, Vermont 1724–1791." |year=1941, 1974 |publisher=The Countryman Press |pages=pp. 195, 218–219 |isbn=0-914378-02-3] . The flag continued in use after Vermont was admitted to the United States, until 1804.

Today the flag is used as the regimental flag of Vermont's national guard unit. The regimental flag, known also as a "battle flag" or war flag, accompanies the unit on battle assignments and is physically handed to the commander of the regiment, as described by former Vermont National Guard Adjutant General Martha Rainville in an interview. [ [http://www.vermontwoman.com/articles/1004/martha-rainville.shtml Major General Rainville describing examples of flag return from Iraq, Afganistan or Bosnia] ]

Design

The flag has a green field and, in an azure canton, a constellation of thirteen five-pointed white stars arranged in a natural pattern.

ee also

* Green Mountain Boys
* Vermont Republic
* Flag of Vermont

References

* Van de Water, Frederic Franklyn "The Reluctant Republic: Vermont 1724–1791." The Countryman Press: 1974. ISBN 0-914378-02-3.


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