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The Mississippi State Flag
The red, white and blue canton style State Flag of Mississippi features the Confederate battle flag in its canton corner. The flag serves as a symbol of honor, heritage and regional pride and is displayed at state buildings. The Mississippi State Flag is also flown on national and state holidays and on any other days proclaimed by the governor. There is a strict Order of Precedence for flags. State Flags are displayed in order as they entered the Union.

Date entered the Union: 1817
Mississippi is the 20th state
Date the flag was adopted:1894

 
 

Facts on the Mississippi State Flag Etiquette
Facts and information about flying the ensign and the display of the Mississippi Flag:

Mississippi State Flag - Display Facts
Fact 1: It may be flown every day in the 20th state when weather permits
Fact 2: It may be flown from sunrise until sunset. If it is displayed outdoors in the "Magnolia State", it should be flown from a flagpole

Fact 3: The Mississippi flag may be flown at night when properly lighted

Fact 4: The flagpole must be at least two and one-half times as long as the Mississippi flag

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Mississippi State Car Flags
Car Flags are often displayed to represent of an individual's allegiance to their state. Mississippi State car flags are used by their owners as mobile emblems of their home. Car flags are usually made from strong materials and are attached to a car via a pole and clip window attachment.

History, Description, Colors and Symbols of the Mississippi State Flag
The Mississippi flag is the official identifying symbol of the state, the design of which is established by law in the constitution of the "Magnolia State". What does the flag stand for? The colors, devices and emblems displayed on the Mississippi State Flag are not arbitrary but have a definite symbolic meaning. The description, history and meaning of the symbols and colors of the Mississippi State Flag are as follows:

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Capital Mississippi: Jackson
Date of Statehood: 10 December 1817
(20th state)
"Magnolia State"
Mississippi Flag Ratio: 2:3

Mississippi flag-1861

 
What is the design of the Mississippi state flag?  
  The design is 3 horizontal stripes of blue, white and red. The canton is square, spans 2 stripes and consists of a red background with the Confederate battle flag's canton.
What does the Mississippi flag symbolize?
  The red, white & horizontal stripes represent the national colors of the United States
  The 13 stars in the St. Andrew's cross of the canton (the Confederate battle flag) represent the original thirteen colonies that made up the United States
  The  St. Andrew's cross of the canton (the Confederate battle flag) represent the original thirteen colonies that made up the United States
  St. Andrew's cross: Saint Andrew is believed to have used this variant of the cross when preaching and is is said to have been martyred on such a cross
What are the colors on the Mississippi flag & 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
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 Mississippi State Flag?
  The name of the designer was unknown
What is the history of the Mississippi State Flag? 
  The "Bonnie Blue flag", consisting of a white star on a blue field, was briefly as the emblem
  The "Bonnie Blue" was replaced by a white design which had a white star on a square canton of blue
  1861: During the Civil War (1861-1865) a magnolia tree was added to the white field and a red vertical stripe was also added (see above picture)
  The popularity of the magnolia tree design led to the famous nickname of the "Magnolia State"
  1894. The current design has the Confederate battle flag in its canton corner (instead of the Bonnie Blue design)
  2001: A proposal to remove the Confederate battle flag was defeated by Mississippi voters who elected to retain the original design.
When was the Mississippi State Flag officially adopted by the state's legislature? (Most US flags were designed in 19th & 20th centuries)
  It was officially adopted April 23, 1894
What is the Mississippi Pledge of Allegiance and Salute?
    The Mississippi Pledge of Allegiance is as follows:

"I salute the flag of Mississippi and the sovereign state for which it stands with pride in her history and achievements and with confidence in her future
under the guidance of Almighty God."
 

  The salute should be made by standing at attention facing the Mississippi flag with the right hand over the heart.
The Mississippi flag is kept and used as required by the code specified in the constitution of the state.
 

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