Montana flag: Under the word "Montana", on a blue field, is the state seal. The seal shows some of Montana's beautiful scenery and tells what people were doing in pioneer times. The pick, shovel and plow represent mining and farming. In the background a sun rises over mountains, forests and the Great Falls of the Missouri river. A ribbon contains the state motto "Gold and Silver". Flag adopted 1905 amended 1981. Anthem: “Montana” written by Charles C. Cohan and composed by Joseph E. Howard. With this video you can see the flag and hear the anthem. Good for all students.