Flag of Iowa
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Iowa Flag Description:
The flag of Iowa consists of three horizontal stripes. The left stripe is blue and the right is red and they are of equal size. The middle stripe is white and it has a bald eagle carrying a ribbon in the center. Written on the ribbon is Iowa's state motto: Our Liberties We Prize and Our Rights We Will Maintain.
Iowa Flag Meaning:
The flag's design is similar to the French national flag, representing Iowa's French ties prior to the Louisiana Purchase. The blue stripes symbolize loyalty, justice and truth. The white represents purity and red stands for courage. The bald eagle represents Iowa's loyalty to the union of the United States.
Iowa Flag History:
The flag was adopted on Mar. 21, 1921. Iowa is the 29th state of the union, gaining statehood on the 28th of December, 1846. The flag was adopted nearly 75 years after Iowa became a state. A flag had been considered, but the final push came during World War I, when Iowa National Guardsmen suggested a flag should be created to designate their state of origin.
Interesting Iowa Facts:
Iowa's state nickname is the Hawkeye State.