|What is the design of the Iowa state flag? |
| ||The design is vertical tricolor flag consisting of white, red and blue. The center stripe depicts an eagle holding a ribbon with the words of the state motto.|
|What does the eagle symbolize?|
In heraldry the eagle was a symbol held by men of action and ingenuity, occupied with weighty affairs.
The eagle was intended to at once to recall the great Roman Republic and at the same time be uniquely American (the Bald Eagle being indigenous to North America).
The American Bald eagle is depicted with its wings "displayed" which is a symbol of protection.
|What are the colors and what do the colors mean, or symbolize, in heraldry?|
| ||The color red is a symbol of hardiness, bravery, strength & valor|
| ||The color blue symbolizes vigilance, truth and loyalty, perseverance & justice|
| ||The color white is a symbol of peace and honesty|
| ||The American combination of red, white and blue symbolizes revolution and freedom|
| ||The red-white-blue color combination also reflected the close association of the state with France|
|What is the shape and flag ratio? The 'Hoist' is the width and the 'Fly' is the length. |
| ||The ratio is 2:3 meaning it is 2 units tall for every 3 units wide.|
|Who designed the Iowa State Flag? |
| ||The name of the designer was Dixie Cornell Gebhardt|
|What is the history of the Iowa State Flag? |
| ||The designer, Dixie Cornell Gebhardt, designed the flag to symbolize the history of the state|
| ||The white central bar represented peace with the Native Americans|
| ||The red, white, and blue colors represent Iowa’s close ties to France and the colors of the US flag|
| ||The image of the bald eagle symbolized Iowa’s integration within the United States of America.|
|When was the Illinois State Flag officially adopted by the state's legislature? (Most US flags were designed in 19th & 20th centuries)|
| ||It was officially adopted March 12, 1921|
|The Iowa flag is kept and used as required by the code specified in the constitution of the state.|