State Flags – New York

The second to the last of the original thirteen states is New York. Known as the “Empire State”, New York became the 11th state on July 26, 1788. The state’s flag was not adopted until 1901. On the blue flag displays the state’s coat of arms, featuring Liberty, who symbolizes freedom, and Justice, symbolizing justice before the law. The shield that Liberty and Justice each have a hand on pictures the sun rising against a clear sky behind three mountains. There are two boats sailing on the Hudson River. Above the shield is an eagle sitting atop a globe while underneath is a white ribbon reading the state motto Excelssny35n-indoor_-00_front_new-york-3x5ft-nylon-flag-with-indoor-pole-hem-and-fringe_1ior, meaning “Ever Upward”.

New York was actually the United States’ first Capital from 1785-1790, where George Washington was inaugurated as the First US President in 1789. The Erie Canal was constructed and opened in 1825, now part of the New York State Canal System.

New York is also well known for having the largest city in the United States, New York City. There are many famous and historic landmarks where millions of people visit every year, The Statue of Liberty being one of them. The Statue of Liberty was a gift from France and was dedicated in New York Harbor on October 28, 1886. The city is nicknamed the Big Apple. (the state’s official fruit is the apple). It is also home to Ellis Island, where more than 12 million immigrants have passed through here between the 1890s and 1954. It is currently part of the Statue of Liberty National Monument.

Size Matters: While it is the third most populous state in the United States, it is the 27th largest state.

Cars: New York was the first state to require license plates on cars!

Coat of Arms: New York’s Coat of Arms was adopted in 1778, before New York even became a state!

1792: The New York Stock Exchange was founded in New York City.

The United States Flag Store offers different sizes, brands, and types of New York flags and decor, check out what we offer here!

MLB Flags

The World Series is set to begin tonight with the New York Yankees squaring off against the Philadelphia Phillies in what promises to be one of the greatest Fall Classics in recent memory. The Phils are reigning world champs, their lineup is solid, and they’ve got the ace of their pitching staff, Cliff Lee, going in Game 1. In the other dugout, the Yankee lineup is equally as strong, if not more so, especially since Alex Rodriguez has started earning his pay checks by actually hitting in the post season.

Phillies Flag

With the exceptions of 1904 and 1994, the World Series has been played every year since 1903. The Yanks have won twenty-six championships in that time, while the Phils have won just two. The name “World Series” is derived from the term “World’s Championship Series,” which was used until the early 1900s. The Series is normally decided by a best-of-seven playoff, but in 1903, 1919, 1920 and 1921 the winner was determined by a best-of-nine playoff. At the end of it all, when it’s all said and done, the winners are awarded the Commissioner’s Trophy as well as World Series rings. The winning team also gets a larger portion of the gate receipt than the loser.

Yankees Flag

Whether you plan on cheering for the Yankees of Phillies this year, there’s no better way of doing so than with a beautiful MLB flag. 3’ x 5’ Yankees and Phillies flags made from 100 percent printed polyester are available at the United States Flag Store. These flags would look great inside or outside your home and make great gifts for any true baseball fan. A New York Yankees embroidered yard and wall pennant is also available. Pick yours up today, and don’t forget to watch the game tonight!