Nebraska State Flag Frequent Questions Answered

When was the state of Nebraska flag adopted and who designed it?

The state flag of Nebraska was actually designated a state banner by legislative action in 1925. The official designation of the design as the state flag occurred in 1963. The design on Nebraska’s state flag is the state Seal of Nebraska which was adopted in 1867 the same year of statehood. The Seal was designed by Isaac Willes, an early Cass County settler who also specified the state’s motto: “Equality Before the Law”.

What is the design on the Nebraska state flag and what does it represent?

The design on the state flag of Nebraska is the gold and silver State Seal of Nebraska on a field of national blue. On the center foreground of the Seal is a blacksmith working with his hammer and anvil. Behind and to the left is a settler’s cabin, sheaves of wheat and stalks of growing corn. In the background a train is shown heading toward the Rocky Mountains, which are in view in the west. Above the Rocky Mountains, on a banner, is the state motto: “EQUALITY BEFORE THE LAW”. On the right of the seal is a steamboat ascending the Missouri River. The outer circle of the Seal are the words: “GREAT SEAL OF THE STATE OF NEBRASKA MARCH 1ST 1867”. The blacksmith represents the mechanic arts of Nebraska, and the cabin, wheat and corn symbolize Nebraska’s agriculture and the importance of settlers. The Missouri River and the Rocky Mountains represent the beautiful national wealth of the state. The steamboat and train symbolize the state’s widely used means of transportation. The motto “Equality Before the Law” originally referred to the right of each settler to public land; at the time of the seal’s adoption, the motto was also viewed as a reference to the abolition of slavery. The date “March 1st, 1867 is the date Nebraska joined the Union.

Where could I purchase a Nebraska state flag?

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How am I supposed to fly my Nebraska and American flag together?

When flying the Nebraska and American flag on the same pole, the flag of the United States must always be at the top and the Nebraska flag should be the same size or smaller. When It is flown on separate poles, the Nebraska flag will be to the right of the flag of the United States situating the U.S. flag in the position of honor, which is to the observer’s left of the other flags.

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