Missouri - State Flag - For Outdoor Use
We have this Missourian 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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Missouri - Flag Facts
The Missouri state flag was officially approved in 1913; almost 92 years after Missouri became the 24th State to join the United States.
The background of the State of Missouri flag is comprised of three horizontal stripes; red, white and blue:
- The red represents bravery
- The white is for purity and vigilance
- The blue is for justice
The blue circle in the center white stripe spills over onto the red and blue stripes. The outer blue band includes 24 white five-pointed stars representing Missouri as the 24th State. Above the coat of arms are 24 stars, each representing a state in the Union in 1820, the larger star above the helmet representing Missouri as the 24th state.
The cloud around the stars indicates that Missouri endured difficulties on its way to Statehood. The center of the seal includes the Missouri Coat of Arms, the helmet above the shield is representative of Missouri’s state sovereignty, and the Missouri Coat of Arms shield is comprised of two sections, Federal and State.
The belt that encircles the shield is inscribed, “UNITED WE STAND, DIVIDED WE FALL” designating the benefits of being in union with the United States.
On the right, the United States Coat of Arms is displayed which includes a Bald Eagle holding the olive branch of peace and the arrows of war in its talons, indicating the strength and power of the Federal Government.
On the left, or the state side, a grizzly bear and a crescent moon are included:
- The grizzly bear to symbolize the bravery and strength of the people of Missouri
- The crescent moon represents a state of small population and wealth which would increase like the new or crescent moon
- The crescent moon also symbolizes the "second son" (meaning Missouri was the second state formed out of the Louisiana Territory)
There are two more grizzly bears, one on each side of the shield outside the belt repeating the bravery and strength of the people. The scroll that the bears are standing on displays the state motto, “SALUS POPULI SUPREMA EX ESTO” (Let the welfare of the people be the supreme law). Roman numerals MDCCCXX represent the year 1820, when Missouri became a state.