This design is part of my 2009 flag proposal series (the flag designs from my old site with the most hits and ratings).
The current design
The current flag scored a 3.18/10.00 in NAVA’s North American flag survey, which makes it the tenth worst flag in North America.
First off, this design is simple enough to be remembered by a child, yet distinctive enough to be identified at a distance.
This design depicts the “Old Man of the Mountain”, a well-known symbol of New Hampshire, overlooking a starry sky. The dominant circle of nine stars represents how New Hampshire was the ninth addition out of the original states in the US. The form of the stars is inspired by the historic Betsy Ross flag, the flag of New England and the national flag.
By representing the Old Man of the Mountain, New Hampshire’s official nickname “The Granite State” is also accounted for, as the Old Man was composed of granite. The colours are all present on the current flag, so any further symbolism they have can be carried over as well.