"circle of grass that enclosed the twin white shafts of the State and American flags"

The Flag of the State of Connecticut depicts a white shield with three grapevines on a blue background. The writing on the banner reads "Qui Transtulit Sustinet", which means "He who transplanted still sustains".


The American Flag shows thirteen horizontal red stripes, alternating with white, representing the thirteen colonies that rebelled against the British monarchy, and fifty white, five-pointed stars, representing the fifty states.