The Green Banner (also called The ''Headman Flag'') of The 2nd Massachusetts Regiment was raised in 1778, in Boston. Consisting of an entire Green Field, it featured a circle of Yellow, 5-Pointed Stars in the Upper left Canton – arranged in a circle. A Pillar was set in the center of the Colors with Bannerolls extending outwards. The larger of the Bannerolls (bottom) reads the Regimental Motto “This We'll Defend Or Die!”. This Motto will serve as the Official Motto of The United States Army, with the “Or Die” omitted (from the 1950s to the current date.