Photo Courtesy of Hospitality Flag/Twitter
The creators of the ‘Hospitality Flag’ have altered its design in order to keep it in the running to become the next Mississippi state flag.
The bill to remove the now-former state flag and create a commission to design a new proposal includes two stipulations – the flag cannot display the Confederate battle emblem and it must carry the motto “In God We Trust”.
Wednesday, the creators of the popular flag, which was formally known as the Stennis Flag, unveiled its new look.
A FLAG THAT FITS THE BILL. There are thousands of flags, car tags, and stickers already out there – across the state and across the country. Let’s build on rather than undo that momentum and branding. #putitup #mississippi #msleg pic.twitter.com/EaUj2SxqCI
— Hospitality Flag (@HospitalityFlag) July 1, 2020
Wednesday afternoon, the Mississippi Department of Archives and History officially retired the flag that has flown above the state since 1894.
A nine-member commission will be created to design a proposal for a new flag that will be voted upon by Mississippians in November. If that design doesn’t receive a majority of the vote, a new proposal will be submitted.
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