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The Red Field represents the South, as well as the blood of all Mississippians shed over the course of the state's history, in causes both just and unjust. The 2:3 ratio of the Red Field is a reminder of Mississippi's proud Southern heritage.

The Blue Field represents the United States, with Mississippi's Star standing proudly in both the Red and the Blue fields.

The White Stripe (which runs through the heart of Mississippi's Star) represents Peace, and in particular, but not exclusively, the peace achieved between the North and the South after our Country's worst conflict.

Inside the Star is a magnolia flower, reminding all that Mississippi is the Magnolia State. This flag is a variation on the original design (shown below) which does not include a magnolia flower.

-David Dunbar


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