The flag of the USA Virgin Islands is set on a white field and features an eagle holding a laurel (representing victory) in one talon and three blue arrows (representing the three major islands of the USA Virgin Islands) in the other talon. The letter 'V' sits on the left of the eagle and the letter 'I' sits on the right of the eagle, standing for 'Virgin Islands'. At the centre of the eagle is a version of the USA coat of arms. The flag of the USA Virgin Islands was officially adopted on 17 May 1921. The flag's ratio is 2:3.