Massachusetts' flag now, with its coat of arms in the center:
And the arms 'translated' into a banner:
Zoom! Decidedly better.
I suppose several other states might benefit from the same treatment. Connecticut's ancient arms feature three grape-vines. This is the flag of Connecticut now:
So a banner of the arms would look like this:
|Connecticut State Flag Redesign (Banner of Arms)|
Just gave it a tiny green border to put focus on the design. Cute enough, right?