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Mississippi State Flag

Mississippi State Flag

$18.00

The state of Mississippi Flag is digitally printed on 200 denier SolarMax® nylon. The fabric is made for outdoor use with four rows of stitching on the fly end. The material of the flag starts as white, the blue, red & gold are printed using DuPont ink. The flag is treated to resist sun and chemical deterioration. The state of Mississippi flag is printed single side reverse, which means it reads correctly on the front and reads in reverse on the back, our minds can easily read in reverse, so I’m sure you have never noticed the text was backwards. Our flags are have canvas header material and brass grommets on 12″x18″ through 6’x10′. 8’x12′ and larger are finished with D Rings and either canvas webbing or rope and thimble. 4’x6′ and smaller are available with pole hem and/or fringe.

MADE in the USA

History of Mississippi State Flag:

  • Adopted January 11, 2021
  • Consists of 3 equal horizontal lines red on the bottom filling the whole length of the flag, white in the middle, and blue on top. The white and blue lines are shorter because in the left corner is what we all know as the confederate flag
  • From March 30, 1861 to August 22, 1865 the original flag was called the Magnolia flag
    • This flag has a red border around a white square, in the middle of the square there is a magnolia tree
    • In the top left corner of the white section there was a blue field with a white 5 pointed star
  • Because Georgia adopted a new flag in 2003, Mississippi is now the only flag left with the confederate flag in it
  • In 2001 a new design of the flag was proposed which would replace the confederate flag with a blue field with 20 stars, 13 representing the original colonies, 6 representing the six nations that have had sovereignty over Mississippi Territory
    • The 20 stars also represent Mississippi as the 20th state to be part of the United States
  • The new flag proposition went to a vote and lost, 64% voted to keep the confederate flag as part of their state flag
  • After the 2015 shooting in Charleston, South Carolina they wanted to cease the use of any confederate flag 
  • This brought attention to Mississippi’s flag
    • All 8 of the Universities in Mississippi refuse to fly the state flag until the confederate emblem is removed – along with several cities and counties 
  • In 2014, a new flag was proposed by Laurin Stennis, this flag had a white field with one big star in the middle, like an inverted Bonnie Blue flag with 19 smaller blue stars in a circle around the big star – these represented the first 19 states then there is a red vertical stripe on the left and right side of the flag representing “blood spilled by Mississippians” 
    • Her mission was to create “an image that would better capture our history and hopes without denying or romanticizing our past”
    • To focus on History, Hope, and Hospitality 
  • On April 17, 2019 governor Phil Bryant signed a license plate bill 
    • A new specialty license plate has the flag Stennis designed with the saying “History + Hope + Hospitality” 
  • In January the new flag was adopted
    • The flag has a white magnolia blossom surrounded by 21 stars and the words “In God We Trust” on a blue Canadian pale with gold borders on a red field
    • The top star is a made up of 5 diamonds, an indigenous symbol
    • The 20 other white stars represent Mississippi as the 20th state to join the union
Size

12inx18in, 2ftx3ft, 3ftx5ft, 4ftx6ft, 5ftx8ft, 6ftx10ft, 8ftx12ft, 10ftx15ft, 12ftx18ft

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