Flag of Nebraska facts for kids
|Use||Civil and state flag|
|Adopted||1925 (official on July 16, 1963)|
|Design||Seal of Nebraska in gold on an azure field|
|Designed by||Florence Hazen Miller|
The flag of the state of Nebraska is a blue rectangular cloth charged with the Nebraskan state seal. The current design was adopted in 1925, although a design in 1921 from an architect based in the U.S. state of New York was rejected by the Nebraska state government. 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.
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. 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. 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. The State Senate committee declined to take action.
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