Massachusetts was the 6th state in the USA - Became a state on February 6, 1788. - State Capital is Boston - Nickname is Bay State
Massachusetts' official flag was adopted in 1971 (before 1971 The Massachusetts flag had a design on both sides of the flag; the design on the back was omitted).
Massachusetts' flag - depicts a Native American carrying a bow and arrow on a blue shield (all on a white background). - A white star on the shield represents Massachusetts, one of the original 13 states. - The state motto (in Latin and written in yellow on a blue ribbon) reads "ENSE PETIT PLACIDAM SUB LIBERTATE QUIETEM," meaning "By the sword we seek peace, but peace only under liberty." - Above the shield is a arm wielding a sword (demonstrating the state motto).