The Missouri state flag is another Daughter of the American
Revolution designed flag consisting of the state seal centered
on a field of three horizontal stripes of the French flag's
red, white and blue, acknowledging that the land was sold
to the U.S. as part of the Louisiana Purchase. Missouri was
the twenty-fourth state to join the Union, resulting in the
twenty-four stars in both the ring around the state seal
design and in the blue sky above the arms. In the center
of the seal, two grizzly bears representing courage support
a shield. The right side of the shield represents the U.S.
depicting its arms, the left side of the shield symbolizing
Missouri. The upper left side of the shield shows a crescent,
the bottom has a grizzly. The state motto "Salus populi
suprema lex esto" ("Let the welfare of the people
be the supreme law") is in a scroll beneath the shield,
and the phrase "United We Stand, Divided We Fall" encircles
it. Below the scroll is the date 1820 in Roman numerals.
The year 1820 is the date of the Missouri Compromise, which
enabled Missouri to become a member of the United States.
Annin state flags are made from 100% SolarMax nylon. This
material, developed especially for the flag industry, is
engineered to resist damage from the sun's UV rays.
Annin's outdoor state flags are stocked in sizes 12 X 18
inches, 2x3 ft., 3x5 ft., 4x6 ft., 5x8 ft., and 6 X 10 ft.
Larger outdoor sizes are available through our custom department.
Indoor flags with pole sleeve and gold fringe are available
in sizes 3x5 ft. and 4x6 ft.
Miniature desk flags are
available in sizes 4x6 inch and 8 x 12 inch.