The Bay State

"Ense petit placidam sub libertate quietem" (By the sword we seek peace, but peace only under liberty)

Massachusetts - The Bay State

State Birthday
February 6, 1788

This was accepted as the official tartan of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and signed by Governor Romney on May 16th 2003, House Bill #627 (original Scottish Tartans Authority reference). The colours are blue for the Atlantic Ocean, reservoirs, rivers and ponds; green for the Boston Hills, Worcester Hills and the Berkshire Mountains; tan for the beach line from the North to South Shore, Cape and Island and Buzzards Bay, plus red for the apple and cranberry harvests.