Executive Order 2208

Executive Order.

It is hereby ordered that the Governor of the Panama Canal shall have a distinctive flag for use in his official capacity, which shall be known as the Flag of the Governor of the Panama Canal.

This flag shall be made in two dimensions, as follows: large flag, 6 ft. hoist, by 7 ft. 6 in. fly; small flag, 2 ft. hoist, by 2 ft. 6 in. fly. The body of the flag shall be dark blue. In the center of the flag shall be a white circle, the diameter of which shall be approximately one-half of the fly length of the flag. In the center of the circle, on each side of the flag, shall be the Seal of the Canal Zone, of which the following is a description:

"The seal consists of a shield, showing in base a Spanish galleon of the Fifteenth Century under full sail coming head on between two high banks, all purpure, the sky yellow with the glow of sunset; in the chief are the colors of the arms of the United States. Under the shield is the motto: 'The land divided; the world united!'"

The Flag of the Governor of the Panama Canal shall be used as follows:

When the Governor of the Panama Canal is embarked in a boat for the purpose of making an official call, his flag shall be carried on a staff at the bow of the boat in which he is embarked.

While on board in his official capacity, or when taking passage on any Canal craft, his flag shall be carried at the mainmast head.

Signature of Woodrow Wilson
Woodrow Wilson.

The White House, 8 June, 1915.

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