Flag of Missouri
Marie Elizabeth Watkins Oliver
The flag of Missouri is a horizontal tricolor of of red, white and blue. These represent valor, purity, vigilance, and justice. The colors also reflect the state's historic status as part of
French . In the center white stripe is the Louisiana , circled by a blue band containing 24 stars, symbolizing Missouri's admission as the 24th Seal of Missouri . The flag is described in Section 010.020 of Missouri's Revised Statutes.
Except for the Seal of Missouri in its middle, the flag is identical with the
; this resemblance is not, however, intended to denote any special relation between Missouri and the Netherlands.
Flag of the Netherlands
In 2001, the
surveyed its members on the designs of the 72 North American Vexillological Association , US State and US Territory flags. The Missouri flag ranked in the bottom 25, 48th out of the 72.
Historical Flags of Missouri Edit
Shown below are flags that have represented Missouri in some capacity or that are associated with the state's history in some way.
"Bowen" or "Missouri Battle Flag", regimental flag used by MO Confederate troops.
"Van Dorn Battle Flag", used by MO Confederate regiments under General Van Dorn.
Flag of the Missouri State Guard, 1861-1865 (Confederate)
Missouri 24 star Militia Flag
Proposals for a New Flag of Missouri Edit
Shown below are designs that have been proposed for a new flag of Missouri.
MO Flag Propopsal "Vexilo"
MO Flag Proposal "lizard-socks"
MO flag proposal by 5thEye
Missouri flag proposal MOTX72
Missouri flag proposal MOTX72 #3
Missouri flag proposal MOTX72 #2
MO Flag Proposal "VoronX 2"
MO Flag Proposal "VoronX 1"
MO Flag Proposal "ah-sue"
MO Flag Proposal "French Heritage and a river runs through it - by Usacelt"
Missouri State Flag Symplistic Proposal. The Missouri River (blue stripe) dissects the Till Plains (white). The red is the Ozark Mountains. By Ed Mitchell. 2013.
MO Flag Proposal "Tibbetts"
MO Flag Proposal "Lord Grattan"
MO Flag Proposal "Jack Expo"
MO Flag Proposal by Kermitdefrog
MO Flag Proposal "BionicWilliam"
MO Flag Proposal "Bezbojnicul"
MO Flag Proposal "BigRed618" modified by Ben Karnell
MO Flag Proposal "AlternateUniverseDesigns"
Missouri State Flag Proposal No. 1 Designed By: Stephen Richard Barlow 23 OCT 2014 at 1320hrs cst
Missouri State Flag Proposal No. 1b Designed By: Stephen Richard Barlow 23 OCT 2014 at 1327hrs cst
Missouri State Flag Proposal No. 6 Designed By: Stephen Richard Barlow 06 APR 2015 at 0830 HRS CST.
24 stars on Octagon since Missouri has 8 neighbour states. Design by Rotten Ali.
Common symbolism Edit
Gateway Arch Edit
Missouri state quarter
is a monument in Gateway Arch in Jefferson National Expansion Memorial . Designed by St. Louis , it is 192 m (630 ft) wide and tall (the tallest arch in the world) and was built in 1963–65, although Eero Saarinen 's original idea for the monument dates from 1933. Originally symbolizing the US's westward expansion, it has become a popular symbol of the city of St. Louis, as well as one of the state: it appears in the background on Missouri's Luther Ely Smith .