The first Pennsylvania State Flag was officially displayed in 1799 when the Pennsylvania Coat of Arms was approved by the General Assembly. The Pennsylvania Coat of Arms first appeared on paper money issued by the state in 1777. The state flag’s rich history is revealed through the embroidery, containing the emblems of the official state seal of the Provincial Pennsylvania's Penn family. During the Civil War, many Pennsylvania brigades carried a modified version the Stars and Stripes. Substituted for the field of stars on Old Glory was the Pennsylvania Coat of Arms. In June of 1907, the standardization of the flag by the Pennsylvania General Assembly required that the blue field correspond the blue of the Stars and Stripes. Two Draft Horses surround each side of the Coat of Arms and an American eagle rests atop the emblem. The scroll on the flag reads Pennsylvania’s motto: Virtue, Liberty and Independence.