Flag of Nebraska

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State of Nebraska
Flag of Nebraska.svg
Use Civil and state flag
Proportion 3:5
Adopted 1925 (official on July 16, 1963)
Design Seal of Nebraska in gold on an azure field
Designed by Florence Hazen Miller[1][2]

The flag of the state of Nebraska is a blue rectangular cloth charged with the Nebraskan state seal. The current design was commissioned in 1925, when a bill was passed that the flag would have the Nebraska state seal in gold and silver on a field of national blue.

History[edit]

The seal is the same seal as originally designed in 1867; however, there were bills introduced to change the seal. The most spoken about attempted change of the state seal was created by the architect of the Nebraska State Capitol, Bertram Goodhue, but it failed to pass the legislature.[3] The official designation of the design as the state flag occurred in 1963; Nebraska was one of the last states to adopt an official flag.[4]

The Nebraskan flag was rated in a survey by the North American Vexillological Association as the second-worst of 72 U.S. and Canadian flags.[5][6] The worst-ranked flag, the flag of Georgia at the time, was temporary and has since been changed. In 2002, the Nebraska Legislature's Government, Military and Veterans Affairs Committee discussed a bill that would have created a commission that would suggest new flag designs to the Legislature.[7] The flag was not changed. In 2017, State Senator Burke Harr proposed a task force charged with redesigning the flag, citing the fact that the flag had flown upside down at the capitol for 10 days with no one noticing. Harr wished for the redesign to come through by the State's 150th anniversary.[8] The State Senate committee declined to take action.[9][10]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ http://nebraskahistory.org/lib-arch/research/manuscripts/family/florence-miller.htm
  2. ^ https://history.nebraska.gov/blog/flashback-friday-fight-over-nebraskas-state-seal-and-flag
  3. ^ "Nebraska State Flag". Atlantic Flag and Pole Inc. Retrieved 2017-07-21. 
  4. ^ Nebraska Secretary of State, Flag Archived 2007-08-08 at the Wayback Machine.
  5. ^ Edward B. Kaye (10 June 2001). "2001 State/Provincial Flag Survey" (PDF). nava.org. North American Vexillological Association. 
  6. ^ Edward B. Kaye (2001). "“Good Flag, Bad Flag, and the Great NAVA Flag Survey of 2001". Raven: A Journal of Vexillology. 8: 11–38. 
  7. ^ Sarah Fox (31 January 2002). "Senators debate designing a new Nebraska flag". Daily Nebraskan. 
  8. ^ Nohr, Emily (31 January 2017). "Nebraska flag flew upside down at Capitol for 10 days and 'nobody noticed,' says senator who wants design change".". Omaha World-Herald. 
  9. ^ Reid Wilson (1 February 2017). "Flag hangs upside down at Nebraska Capitol for 10 days". The Hill. 
  10. ^ "Nebraska needs new flag after flying it upside down for 10 days, politician says". The Guardian. 1 February 2017. 

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