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Massachusetts Fire Patches

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).