- Flag of Rhode Island
flagof Rhode Islandis white and consists of a gold anchor in the center (a symbol for hope) surrounded by thirteen gold stars (for the original 13 coloniesand Rhode Island's status as the 13th state to ratify the Constitution). A blue ribbon below the anchor bears the state's motto in gold: "HOPE." The flag of the State of Rhode Island as it presently exists was formally adopted in 1897. It is frequently depicted with golden fringe around the edges of the flag.
* [http://www.rilin.state.ri.us/Statutes/TITLE42/42-4/42-4-3.HTM Rhode Island State Laws: § 42-4-3 State flag]
* [http://www.fotw.net/flags/us-ri.html Flags of the world Rhode Island page]
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