3 X 5 FT IOWA POLYWAVEZ WITH HEADER & GROMMETS
This flag is made from a 100% 2 Ply Spun Polyester for maximum durability against strong winds. Open weave reduces stress and gives longest wear.
IOWA STATE FLAG FACTS
Iowa was the 29th state to enter the Union on December, 28, 1846. The impetus for adoption of the banner originated with Iowa National Guardsmen stationed along the Mexican border during World War I. The Guardsmen saw that units from other states carried identifying banners and the Iowans felt that they should possess a unique banner of to identify their origins. When Governor William L. Harding was made aware of this, he ordered that a banner be sent immediately to the Guardsmen, but soon found that Iowa did not have a State banner.
The Daughters of the American Revolution were responsible for the original design of the state flag. A design contest of sorts was held by the D.A.R. flag committee and in May, 1917 several design proposals, including at least two by members of the D.A.R., were offered to Governor William L. Harding and the State Council on National Defense by Mrs. Dixie Cornell Gebhardt, Organizing Regent of the Mary
The original flag had a White field with the American Bald Eagle taken from the state seal with a curving Blue scroll bearing the state motto in White letters, "Our Liberties We Prize and Our Rights We Will Maintain". The Red and Blue bars, to recreate the French tri-color, were added to remind us of Iowa's past as part of French North America when the Iowa Regimental flag was adopted on March 29,1921.
The colors offered other significance as well. White was chosen to symbolize the unwritten page of history at the state's beginning, when the first Native Americans lived on Iowa's prairies and represents purity. Blue represents loyalty, justice, and truth and red stands for courage.