Louisiana - State Flag - For Outdoor Use
We have this Louisianian state flag available in two materials, so, no matter what the weather conditions are in your area, we've got you covered! The standard finishing for outdoor use is with heading and grommets.
- 100% Made in the USA - This means that our flags are manufactured and assembled here in the USA, with materials made in the USA. Made in the USA has been our guiding principle since Flags USA was established in 1987.
- Heading and Grommet Style - This flag has a sturdy duck cloth heading and two #2 solid brass grommets.
- Choice of Nylon or Polyester Material - We offer this flag in two materials. The nylon version is available in more sizes than the polyester version, however. (See below for help deciding which material you should choose.)
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Here at Flags USA, American-made flags and flag accessories have been our specialty since we opened our doors over thirty years ago. Our goal is to see that you are equipped with the flags and accessories that best suit your needs. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call us at 866-879-1776.
Louisiana - Flag Facts
Ten different flags have been flown over the territory of Louisiana. The Spanish Flag of Leone and Castile, French Fleur-de-Lis (La Salle) 1682, British Grand Union 1763, Bourbon Spain 1769, French Tri-color 1803, U.S. Flag of 15 stars 1803, West Florida Lone Star, Independent Louisiana 1961, Confederate Flag 1861, and the Louisiana Flag 1912.
The design of the Louisiana flag originated in 1800 but was officially accepted by the State Legislature on July 1, 1912. The flag displays:
- A blue background
- A white banner beneath the pelican’s nest with the Louisiana’s motto: UNION JUSTICE and CONFIDENCE in blue lettering
- The state bird, the Eastern Brown Pelican, in her nest feeding her young.
The three drops of blood refer to the belief by early settlers in the area that pelicans were generous and nurturing birds and when food was scarce they would tear at their own flesh to feed their young. This legend, which has taken on some religious significance as a symbol of self-sacrifice, dates back to at least medieval times. It may have begun as a result of misinterpretation of normal feeding behavior in which the parent holds its bill down along its breast as their young reach in to take fish from the parent's bill or pouch.
Louisiana officially recognized a state pledge in 1981:
"I pledge allegiance to the flag of the state of Louisiana and to the motto for which it stands: A state, under God, united in purpose and ideals, confident that justice shall prevail for all of those abiding here."