Was the old Utah state flag so bad?

I guess they thought so.

Utah has officially changed its state flag.

After years of looking for new flag ideas, Gov. Spencer Cox signed a bill and an executive order Tuesday formalizing the new "historic state flag."

The new "state flag" features a large yellow beehive — the state’s symbol for "Industry," also its motto.

Honestly, I just wondered if the state raised a lot of bees.

The old flag that beehive too. But it was a busy design so you might not have noticed it.

The center with red, white, and blue running horizontally in the background.

The white section in the center also makes pointed crests, reflective of the state’s mountainous terrain.

"I believe that Utahns should take great pride in our state’s history and never forget the sacrifices that have been made by our ancestors," said Gov. Cox, a Republican. "Our traditional Utah state flag has been a symbol of that faith, diligence and strength of the people of Utah since its adoption."

Senate Bill 31, made it through the Utah house and senate last month.

The original design was created in 1903 by the Daughters of the American Revolution.

It was officially adopted by the Utah State Legislature in 1911.

The blue shade used in the new flag is the same as the original flag, giving a nod to its heritage.

The old flag also had the beehive, but was a lot busier.

it almost looks like the Marine Corps Flag.

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Cox’s executive order allows both flags to be flown in tandem at the state Capitol.

"As governor, I am proud to issue today an executive order requiring that the current state flag be flown at the Capitol at all times and at all state buildings on certain holidays and special occasions," the governor continued in a statement. "I am further requesting that, during an upcoming session, the Legislature amend SB 31 to require the historic state flag be flown above the new state flag when the two flags are flown together. This will ensure that the historic flag will remain a symbol of our history and strength."

So, what do you think?

Do you like this new one or did you prefer their old flag?

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