Public ideas for Mississippi flag: Magnolias, stars, beer
August 2, 2020
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Magnolias and stars. Crosses and guitars. Beer cans and crawfish. A Gulf Coast lighthouse. Elvis Presley and Kermit the Frog. All appear on proposals the general public submitted for a new Mississippi flag.
Mississippi recently retired the last state banner with the Confederate battle emblem that's widely condemned as racist. A nine-member commission will design a replacement that cannot include the Confederate symbol and must have the phrase, "In God We Trust."
The public submitted nearly 2,700 proposals, which were posted Monday to the Mississippi Department of Arc...