Our Missouri state flag is proudly constructed in the United States using high-quality nylon fabric. Nylon is a lightweight yet durable material, meaning that it can fly even in gentle winds. Additionally, nylon is quick-drying, which helps prevent mildew growth to keep your flag healthy. The design is digitally printed, adding UV and fade resistance.
Each flag of Missouri is equipped with a sturdy canvas header and brass grommets for easy attachment to any of our outdoor flagpoles.
MO State Flag Highlights:
- Made in America
- Authentic 1913 design
- 100% premium nylon for weather resistance
- Strong canvas heading*
- Brass grommets for hoisting*
*We utilize header and grommets for flags smaller than 8' x12' and rope and galvanized thimbles for larger sizes, ensuring added strength.
If you are thinking about using a state flag for indoor use, click here to view our indoor Missouri flags with gold fringe and a pole sleeve.
HISTORY AND MEANING OF MISSOURI FLAG
Missouri did not have a state flag for almost a century after the state joined the union. In 1908, the wife of Senator Robert Burett Oliver, Mrs. Marie Elizabeth Oliver, designed a flag for Missouri. After taking multiple years and several bill attempts, the design was adopted as the state flag in 1913.
Oliver’s design is meant to embrace national pride while still representing the Missourian people. The blue stripe symbolizes vigilance and justice. The red represents valor and the blue stands for purity. The Missouri coat-of-arms is in the center because Missouri is geographically in the middle of the United States.
WHY ARE FLAGS AT HALF-MAST TODAY IN MISSOURI?
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Flag Adopted: September 4, 1913
Entered Union: August 10, 1821
Motto: "Salus populi suprema lex esto" / "Let the welfare of the people be the supreme law"
Nickname: The Show Me State
Known For: the Gateway Arch, Kansas City BBQ
State Bird: Bluebird
State Flower: Hawthorn
State Mammal: Missouri Mule
Famous Missourians: Yogi Berra, George Washington Carver, Mark Twain, John Goodman, T. S. Eliot, Marianne Moore, Harry S. Truman, Taylor Momsen, Sheryl Crow, Sara Evans