History of the Maine State Flag
     "Maine's official flag was adopted in 1909.  The flag has a deep blue field with the state coat of arms in the center.  The coat of arms pictures a farmer and a seaman (representing agricultural and maritime industries).  A shield is between them, upon which is a pine tree, a moose (the state animal of Maine), green grass, a blue sky, and deep blue water.  Above this is a yellow star (representing the North Star...Maine was the northernmost state when it entered the Union) and a red ribbon that reads, 'DIRIGO,' which means 'I direct' in Latin.  Below, a large blue ribbon reads, 'MAINE.'"
     (This is the last of the State Flag Series.....Watch next week for something new)