"This is my design for the new Mississippi Flag. I think that the vertical stripes look better. An ancient symbol, the Fleur de lis signifies perfection, light, and life. I believe that this flag that I have proposed looks very stately, having a dignified, unhurried, and grand manner; majestic in manner and appearance."
"To describe its symbolism, the 21 stars are there to represent the 21 known tribes native to Mississippi. There are 19 full waving stripes, representing the mighty waters of the Mississippi River as well as our Gulf Coast. The one red stripe is a nod to the original Magnolia Flag and when added to the 19 stripes adjacent, they represent Mississippi as the 20th state."
"It's the same flag but instead of a Confederate battle flag it has a compass. The compass stands for the Mississippi River that the state is named after. It represents the explorers who traveled down it and mapped it."
sneaky lion dad @thatsballin
Anne Scott Barrett
The blue vertical stripe on the hoist side of the flag symbolise the mighty River Mississippi that provides the state with both its name and its western border. The remainder of the field is a bright red in colour and upon the field division is charged with the white magnolia flower. Both the colours and the flower itself represent the official state tree, flower and nickname.
-Philip 'Doc' Tibbetts
Why not do what Georgia did and bring back a historic flag.
The Magnolia flag is an even better design, which should appeal to most.
My idea for a new flag has alternate red and white stripes that harken to both the US flag and the original Confederate national flag. The vertical blue stripe represents the Mississippi river. The silver/grey star represents the legacy of the soldiers.
"I wanted to tell a new story using the colors and structural elements associated with the Confederate flag, much as modern-day Mississippians have to build a new history using the elements of a problematic past. My flag preserves the bars, but they are now uncrossed, signifying peacetime, and the 13 stars of the Confederacy have been replaced by a single star, indicating that Mississippi now considers itself part of the United States."
"Home of jazz, magnolia tree, and the mockingbird"
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.
As a symbol, a flag should be simple in design and immediately recognizable. This concept for a redesign of Mississippi's State Flag embodies both of these qualities.
The fields of red represent honor and the blood sacrificed by all, Choctaw, slaves, African-Americans in the civil rights struggles, Confederates from Mississippi, Union soldiers who died in Mississippi, Mississippi soldiers who died in America's wars, all those who sacrificed and made our history what it is. The red fields are bordered by white, the color of peace, as all the sacrifices lead to peace. Within the white of peace is the blue cross of eternity, pointing in the four directions but all united as one. Within the field of eternity is one white star representing all the people, white being the color being made of all the colors, just as Mississippi is made of all the people.
-William Spell Jr.
I wanted to submit a flag I designed for the state of Mississippi.
Being frustrated with some state politician's and some voter's current opinions on same sex marriage and lawful discrimination, teen pregnancy and prevention, women's rights, a responsible approach to gun control, marijuana legalization for medicinal and economical purposes, tepid economic strategy, and (obviously) the inability for empathy towards our minority brothers and sisters in regards to: the state flag, Confederate battle flag, and mishandling of the public by the police. I designed a flag with sardonic wit that I'm most certain parallels the opinion throughout the country and beyond.
I feel that the symbolism speaks pretty clearly, but I'm going include a detailing to avoid subjectivity.
"MS" nuff said. We'll, it's on the left but that's not representative our politics; we're a conundrum like that.
1817 cause duh.
The flag's graphic has the ouroboros symbol, often used as a symbol for cyclicality, and, but not always, self destruction encloses a gun that's barrel faces the shooter when held, and the phrase "CANT TELL ME SHIT" underneath the image.
To sum it up, perpetual ignorance.
We can do better. Thanks for hosting a new flag design. Kudos to all the designers.
Bright blue sky, sunlight bouncing off a river, and green everywhere.
These are the basics offered to everyone coming to this land we call Mississippi, since before the first human footsteps. Not politics, not religion, not factions--just clean air, water, and dirt that will grow anything--all we need to live.
The seal of Mississippi replaces the stars and bars in the upper left hand corner. The red remains on the bottom, blue on top, and the white stripe is moved to the upper left hand corner and is the background for the seal. It is relatively the same flag.
The seal represents the state of Mississippi today. The six stars represent the six nations/territories that Mississippi was a part of (Native American, France, Spain, Great Britain, Confederacy, and the U.S.). Red, white, and blue color scheme just like the U.S. flag.
This design retains the same color placement of the old flag. The blue is on top, white in the middle, and red on the bottom. The seal represents the state of MS today and the six stars to represent the history of the state (the six nations/ territories that MS was a part of).
There is no particular reason behind the design for this flag. It is just a design that is different from our current design that incorporates Mississippi today (the seal) and it’s past (six stars to represent the nations/ territories MS belonged to). It is embracing the old and new by using the same colors, but uses a new design. Not forgetting history, but also not afraid to move forward.
This design uses the coat of arms to represent MS. It uses the same six stars to represent the history of the state. It uses the colors red white and blue.
The blue wave pattern is to represent the namesake of the state, the Mississippi River. It is on the left because, on a map the river is to the left (or west) of the state. The seal represents the state of Mississippi today. The six stars around the seal represent the six nations/territories Mississippi belonged to (Native American, France, Spain, Great Britain, the confederacy, and now the U.S.). Not forgetting history (the stars), but not afraid to move forward (new design).
Bob the builder
"Simple and Straight Yet, Strong and Substantive" I have lived in Mississippi for over two decades. Some of the stories about Mississippi have been deeply and profoundly heartbreaking; others have brought me absolute and complete happiness. This commentary is not a narrative. Rather, it is visual and I offer the below as an optic, image, and graphic for "our" flag with the state seal as the centerpiece and simple, yet substantive, words that describe who "we" really are. By Joseph Martin Stevenson