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Iowa Redesign.png|"The Eye of the Hawk Flag" by [[User:SimplisticFlags|SimplisticFlags]]. January 2019. ([[User:SimplisticFlags/Flag Proposals/American States#Iowa|details]])
 
Iowa Redesign.png|"The Eye of the Hawk Flag" by [[User:SimplisticFlags|SimplisticFlags]]. January 2019. ([[User:SimplisticFlags/Flag Proposals/American States#Iowa|details]])
 
FleurDeLis&Eagle.png|A simplified and markedly more french take on the Iowan flag
 
FleurDeLis&Eagle.png|A simplified and markedly more french take on the Iowan flag
Proposal Flag of Iowa 1.svg|Proposal "less is more" for a flag for Iowa, taking off all letters and symbols of the current flag. The only drawback to this is that the flag looks a lot like the French flag.
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Proposal Flag of Iowa 1.svg|Proposal "less is more" for a flag for Iowa, taking off all letters and symbols of the current flag. The only drawback to this is that the flag looks a lot like the French flag. By [[User:Qaz_Janssen|Qaz]] Dec 2019 ([[User:Qaz Janssen/Proposals/Subnational/US-CTR#Iowa|details]])
Proposal Flag of Iowa 2.svg|Proposal "we have our own flag now" for a flag for Iowa. Dividing the flag in five equal bands of blue, white, red, white and blue makes it look less like a copy of the French flag, while still being related.
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Proposal Flag of Iowa 2.svg|Proposal "we have our own flag now" for a flag for Iowa. Dividing the flag in five equal bands of blue, white, red, white and blue makes it look less like a copy of the French flag, while still being related. By [[User:Qaz_Janssen|Qaz]] Dec 2019 ([[User:Qaz Janssen/Proposals/Subnational/US-CTR#Iowa|details]])
 
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Revision as of 07:30, January 8, 2020

The flag of the state of Iowa consists of three vertical stripes of blue, white, and red, reflecting Iowa's history as part of the French French Louisiana Territory. (Because of the wider middle stripe and symmetric design, the design is sometimes classified as a "Canadian pale".) 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 and in upper case.

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.

Proposals for a New Flag of Iowa

Shown below are designs that have been proposed for a new flag of Iowa.

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