The Liberia flag was officially adopted on July 26, 1847. The flag is modeled after the U.S Stars and Stripes.
The red and white stripes represent the eleven signers of the Liberian Declaration of Independence. The white star is symbolic of African Unity.
Liberia Coat of Arms:
Liberia's coat of arms features a shield displaying a picture of a 19th century ship arriving to the country (a symbol of the freed slaves brought from the United States). Below the shield is the name of the country displayed on a ribbon, and above is the national motto.
Within the shield are several elements, including: a plow and shovel (representing dignity and labor), a rising sun (the birth of a nation), a palm tree (prosperity) and a white dove (for breath of peace).