The Utah state flag features the state seal within a thin gold circle centered on a dark blue background. Upon a white shield in the center a beehive symbolizes hard work and industry. Around the beehive are sego lilies, a symbol of peace. The date 1847 is the year the Mormons came to Utah. The date 1896 is the year Utah was admitted as the 45th state to the Union. The top of the shield is pierced by six crosswise arrows, a symbol of strength. A U.S. flag flanks each side of the shield, symbolizing Utah's support to the nation. A bald eagle, the United States national bird, perches atop the shield and symbolizes protection in peace and war.
Utah flags for outdoor use are constructed of a durable nylon fabric especially developed for flag use. Nylon's tight weave provides maximum beauty and flyability as well as brilliant, fast colors. Its weave helps shed pollution, dirt and grime that the looser weave alternatives absorb. Nylon is water repellent and mildew resistant.