Our flag was created from symbols significant to a proud city settled in 1649
The white background of the flag was the militia flag selected by Sir Francis Nicholson, the royal governor who made Annapolis the capital of Maryland.
The crown is a tribute to Queen Anne, who chartered her colonial namesake as a city in 1708. The two flowers represent two British royal families. The rose symbolizes the Tudor family and the thistle, a flower native to Scotland, represents the Stuarts.
The slogan on the flag, translated from Latin means, "I have lived free and will die so."