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The Nebraska State Flag
The blue State Flag of Nebraska depicts a gold image of the state seal which features the figure of a smith with a hammer and anvil representing the products produced by the people. The Rocky Mountains and the motto are also highly distinctive. The flag serves as a symbol of honor, heritage and regional pride and is displayed at state buildings. There is a strict Order of Precedence for flags. State Flags are displayed in order as they entered the Union.

Date entered the Union: 1867
Nebraska is the 37th state
Date the flag was adopted:1925

 
 

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

Nebraska State Flag - Display Facts
Fact 1: It may be flown every day in the 37th state when weather permits
Fact 2: It may be flown from sunrise until sunset. If it is displayed outdoors in the "Cornhusker State", it should be flown from a flagpole

Fact 3: The Nebraska 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 flag

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Nebraska State Car Flags
Car Flags are often displayed to represent of an individual's allegiance to their state. Nebraska 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 Nebraska State Flag
The Nebraska flag is the official identifying symbol of the state, the design of which is established by law in the constitution of the "Cornhusker State". What does the flag stand for? The colors, devices and emblems displayed on the Nebraska State Flag are not arbitrary but have a definite symbolic meaning. The description, history and meaning of the symbols and colors of the Nebraska State Flag are as follows:

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Capital: Lincoln
Date of Statehood:
1 March 1867
(37th state)
"Cornhusker State"
Flag Ratio: 3:5

Enlarged picture seal of Nebraska

 
What is the design of the Nebraska state flag?  
  The design is a field of blue containing a gold image of the Seal of Nebraska (the above colored picture illustrates the details of the image)
What does the image on the seal symbolize?
  The gold image on the seal reflects the picture shown of the Nebraska state seal
  The seal was designed in 1867 by Isaac Wiles (a member of the House of Representatives) and this provided the inspiration for the flag which was not adopted until 1963
  The main image depicts a smith working with a hammer and anvil. 
  The other pictures portray the Nebraska landscape, the Rocky Mountains, the transportation, industries, log cabin and the lifestyle of the early colonists who lived there
  The steam railway and steamboat play a prominent position representing the importance of these early forms of transportation to the state
What does the date symbolize on the outer circle of the flag seal?
  The date "March 1st, 1867" commemorates Nebraska’s admittance into the Union.
What are the colors and what do the colors mean, or symbolize, in heraldry?
  The color blue symbolizes vigilance, truth and loyalty, perseverance & justice
  The color yellow or gold is a symbol of the sun, generosity and wealth
What is the shape and flag ratio? The 'Hoist' is the width and the 'Fly' is the length.
  The ratio is 3:5 meaning it is 3 units tall for every 5 units wide.
Who designed the Nebraska State Flag?
  The name of the designer of the Nebraska State seal was Isaac Wiles which forms the centerpiece of the flag
What is the history of the Nebraska Flag? 
  The history started in the 1800's when military regiments created flags showing the seal, these became popular with the people and were unofficially recognised
 

Representative J. Lloyd McMaster (1888 - 1953) introduced a bill in 1925 to designate a banner as "the Great Seal of the State charged on the center in gold and silver on a field of national blue.”

  A flag was not officially adopted until 38 years later
When was the Nebraska State Flag officially adopted by the state's legislature? (Most US flags were designed in 19th & 20th centuries)
  It was officially adopted July 16, 1963
The Nebraska flag is kept and used as required by the code specified in the constitution of the state.
 

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