Utah's flag features the state seal against a field of blue. 1896 is the year Utah became the 45th state. All State Flags
The beehive on the shield is a symbol of hard work and industry.
A bald eagle (the United States national bird) perches atop the shield as a symbol of protection in peace and war (the eagle clutches arrows as a symbol of power). The sego lilies on right and left of the beehive are a symbol of peace (sego lily is also the state flower of Utah). A U.S. flag banner appears on each side of the shield, representing Utah's support to the nation.