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Flag of Iowa

Iowa
Ratio 2:3
Adoption 1921
Design A vertical tricolor consisting of blue, white, red. The center stripe is twice the width of the other two and contains an eagle holding a ribbon. [0]
Colors
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History

The flag was adopted in 1921; it was first approved in May 1917, by the Iowa State Council for Defense. It was designed in 1917, by Knoxville, Iowa, resident Mrs. Dixie Cornell Gebhardt, of the Daughters of the American Revolution of Iowa. [0]

Meaning

The vertical tricolor of blue, white, and red reflects Iowa's history as part of the French Louisiana Territory.

The image of a bald eagle with a long ribbon reading "Our liberties we prize and our rights we will maintain", taken from the Seal of Iowa, is centered in the middle white stripe. The word "Iowa" is placed directly below it in red, serifed majuscules. [0]