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The flag of theconsists of three vertical stripes of blue, white, and red, reflecting Iowa's history as part of the French . (Because of the wider middle stripe and symmetric design, the design is sometimes classified as a " ".) The image of a with a long ribbon reading "Our liberties we prize and our rights we will maintain", taken from the , is centered in the middle white stripe. The word "Iowa" is placed directly below it in red, 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., 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.