The official Army flag consists of a white field with a blue symbol and red ribbon that reads, “United States Army.” Below that, the year 1775 is written in blue, which denotes the beginning of the Army.
The blue insignia that takes up most of the flag is the central design of the original War Office seal. It depicts a roman cuirass (in the middle) which represents defense and strength. Other common Army weapons such as a sword, esponton, musket, cannon, and motor bombs are also present. The drum and drum sticks represent public notification and the Army’s role to serve and protect the nation.
The Phrygian Cap within the symbol that is supported by the sword, also has the motto, “This we’ll defend,” written on a scroll coiled around a rattlesnake.