"The right of the flag is a blue field, referencing the state flag, with thirteen scattered stars. The thirteen stars in a blue field draws from the Green Mountain Boys flag, while the shape of the scatter shows the intersection of Montpelier's rivers. On the right, an abstracted outline of Vermont holds the fourteenth star, both directly showing the location of the state capital and indirectly referencing Vermont's joining as the fourteenth state in the union. The gold color is that of the capitol building itself. Other uses of the flag (shirts, etc) could drop the stars on the right and just use the abstracted Vermont outline and fourteenth star, they are very strong graphic devices on their own."
From Robert Hitzig of Montpelier, VT
"This flag uses an abstracted landscape to both highlight the natural beauty of our region and emphasizes the uniqueness of our community. Additionally, the gold star is used to symbolize Montpelier's status as the state capital with a gold domed State House."
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