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Posted: 9/7/2002 2:47:09 PM EDT
Does your state have a gun on the flag? Ours does, but I wonder for how long. The Minnesota flag, like the seal below, has a musket and powderhorn laying against a tree stump. There is an Indian riding his horse across the background. [img]www.flags.net/elements/gif_flags/UNST038.GIF[/img]
Link Posted: 9/7/2002 2:53:48 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/7/2002 3:11:49 PM EDT
[img]http://www.netstate.com/states/symb/flags/images/nh_fi.gif[/img] Yup, 32 of 'em on the gun deck of the frigate Raleigh. [:D]
Link Posted: 9/7/2002 4:08:17 PM EDT
On the blue shield the sun rises over a lake and peninsula, a man with raised hand and holding a gun represents peace and the ability to defend his rights. The elk and moose are symbols of Michigan, while the eagle represents the United States. [img]www.50states.com/flag/image/nunst035.gif[/img]
Link Posted: 9/7/2002 4:13:52 PM EDT
Gotta love our PC flag... [img]http://www.worldflagco.com/Images/state_georgia_large.gif[/img] Bradd
Link Posted: 9/7/2002 4:19:39 PM EDT
ours doesnt have anything on it.. [img]www.worldflagco.com/Images/state_colorado_large.gif[/img]
Link Posted: 9/7/2002 4:21:20 PM EDT
Man our flag does suck ass. I hope our fine gov gets what he deserves...unemployment. I still can't believe we were not allowed to vote on our flag. Thank you Roy Barnes.
Link Posted: 9/7/2002 4:30:08 PM EDT
GeorgiaCop, They didn't let ya vote 'cause they knew the new flag would never fly! I think a better compromise would have been to go back to one of the original flags. The new flag looks ignorant. Bradd
Link Posted: 9/7/2002 4:36:46 PM EDT
Ours just has a big stupid buffalo on it [:)] [img]http://store3.yimg.com/I/united-states-flag_1697_1294900[/img]
Link Posted: 9/8/2002 10:49:30 AM EDT
Originally Posted By schapman43: Ours just has a big stupid buffalo on it [:)] [url]http://store3.yimg.com/I/united-states-flag_1697_1294900[/url]
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Funny, that thing looks more like a target than a flag...LOL I'm going to try and fvck with the media around here when I get a chance...make a big stink. I will propose that our flag should NOT be flown or displayed at a school because it has a picture of a gun on it...I will get hate mail for being a 'liberal' anti-gun freak for even bringing up the subject. But, thats OK because I believe it will raise awareness of how fucked-up the anti-gun agenda is...OMG, that even sounded liberal! LOL
Link Posted: 9/8/2002 10:52:52 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/8/2002 7:43:04 PM EDT by Redmanfms]
My flag doesn't have a gun in it, but it has Justice killing a tyrant and stepping on his dead worthless body. Sic Semper Tyrannis!!!!
Link Posted: 9/8/2002 10:54:05 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/8/2002 10:55:11 AM EDT by raven]
Muskets are nice, but does your flag feature an evil black rifle? Mozambique's does! [img]http://www.flags.net/elements/gif_flags/MOZA001.GIF[/img] Detail [img]http://www.flags.net/elements/gif_flags/MOZA002.GIF[/img]
Link Posted: 9/8/2002 11:20:19 AM EDT
Originally Posted By GeorgiaCop: Man our flag does suck ass. I hope our fine gov gets what he deserves...unemployment. I still can't believe we were not allowed to vote on our flag. Thank you Roy Barnes.
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Just because "they" instituted a new flag doesn't mean you have to salute it. I'd go out of my way to purposely fly the old, non PC version or fly the new one inverted.
Link Posted: 9/8/2002 11:33:59 AM EDT
No, but our flag came from the colors of Teddy Roosevelt's Rough Riders, so that's just as good. [img]http://www.flags.net/elements/gif_flags/UNST056.GIF[/img]
Link Posted: 9/8/2002 11:49:16 AM EDT
No firearms, but Tennessee's flag has meaning: [img]http://www.netstate.com/states/symb/flags/images/tn_fi.gif[/img]
The Tennessee State Flag was designed by a fellow named LeRoy Reeves of the Third Regiment, Tennessee Infantry. It was officially adopted by the Tennessee State Legislature on April 17, 1905. The geometric design sybolizes the geographical and cultural heritage of the state of Tennessee while echoing the colors of the national flag of The United States of America. The color white symbolizes purity. The blue sybolizes the love that Tennesseans feel for their state and the red sybolizes, that in times of war and peace, Tennesseans are true-blooded Americans. Mr. Reeves explained his design: The three stars are of pure white, representing the three grand divisions of the state. They are bound together by the endless circle of the blue field, the symbol being three bound together in one - an indissoluble trinity. The large field is crimson. The final blue bar relieves the sameness of the crimson field and prevents the flag from showing too much crimson when hanging limp. The white edgings contrast more strongly the other colors. The "three grand divisions of the state." that Mr. Reeves refers to are the three sharply contrasting geographical divisions of the state of Tennessee. East Tennessee is defined by the Great Smokey Mountains, the Cumberland Plateau and the narrow valleys and forested hills. Farming was restricted by this landscape and two of the states most industrialized cities are in East Tennessee; Chattanooga and Knoxville. Middle Tennessee is known for its rolling landscape; bluegrass country. Defined by the circuitous path of the Tennessee River, Middle Tennessee is ideal for raising livestock and dairy farming and is known for its fine horses and mules. West Tennessee is where most of the state's cotton is grown. Between the Tennessee and Mississippi Rivers, this is rich river-bottom land.
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Those of you who are christian might find the reference to the trinity to be interesting.
Link Posted: 9/8/2002 6:12:34 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/8/2002 6:24:17 PM EDT by libertyof76]
While my state flag doesn't, this flag does: [img]http://www.comeandtakeit.com/med2.gif[/img] [:D] I have it flying outside my house on Holidays. Get it here: [url]http://www.comeandtakeit.com/[/url] Here's my state flag: [img]http://www.crwflags.com/fotw/images/u/us-pa.gif[/img]
Link Posted: 9/8/2002 7:01:57 PM EDT
No firearms, but you've gotta like the sentiment: [img]http://www.50states.com/flag/image/nunst075.gif[/img]
Link Posted: 9/8/2002 7:36:11 PM EDT
Apparently, Texas went PC a long time ago, since we didn't adopt this one — [img]http://www.dixieflag.com/stores/dixieflag/catalog/comeandtakeit_s.jpg[/img]
Link Posted: 9/8/2002 7:49:29 PM EDT
[img]http://www.50states.com/flag/image/nunst077.gif[/img] The only flag with a president on it.
Link Posted: 9/8/2002 8:27:33 PM EDT
Hoplophile, is that a nipple i see? me wanna suckkle[:p]
Link Posted: 9/8/2002 8:37:47 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/8/2002 9:17:04 PM EDT
Here's my flag [img]http://www.theironimage.com/images/y12cw4p.jpg[/img]
Link Posted: 9/8/2002 10:14:55 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/9/2002 5:19:41 PM EDT by cc48510]
Here is our current flag: A Seminole woman scattering flowers with a steamship in the background. [img]http://www.agredon.com/us-fl.gif[/img]
Link Posted: 9/8/2002 10:15:56 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/9/2002 5:09:32 PM EDT by cc48510]
Then there is the flag we had under the Confederate States of America. It had a canon and muskets on it: [img]http://www.agredon.com/us-fl-61.gif[/img]
Link Posted: 9/8/2002 10:20:25 PM EDT
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[img]http://www.agredon.com/muskogee.gif[/img]
State of Muskogee 1799-1803 English adventurer William Augustus Bowles designed this flag after a congress of Creeks and Seminoles elected him director general of the State of Muskogee in 1799. The capital of this state was the Indian village of Mikasuke (near present day Tallahassee). Bowles was captured, turned over to Spanish authorities in 1803, and later died in a Havana prison. The State of Muskogee came to an end.
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[img]http://www.agredon.com/bonblue.gif[/img]
Republic of West Florida 1810 This flag flew over the Free and Independent State of West Florida from September 23 to December 6, 1810. This state covered the area below the thirty-first parallel between the Mississippi and Pearl Rivers--now a part of Louisiana. The flag later became the unofficial ensign of the South in 1860-61 and inspired Harry McCarthy to compose the well-known song, "The Bonnie Blue Flag."
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[img]http://www.agredon.com/patriot.gif[/img]
Patriots Flag 1812 As Spanish power was declining in Florida, a group of seventy Georgians and nine Floridians crossed the St. Marys River to Amelia Island on March 13, 1812, to establish the "Territory of East Florida." They read a manifesto and raised a flag with the Latin inscription, "Salus populi lex suprema," or "The safety of the people, the supreme law." President James Madison refused to acknowledge their claim, and the movement failed.
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[img]http://www.agredon.com/1817flag.gif[/img]
Green Cross Flag 1817 In 1817 American citizens, desiring the independence of Florida, sponsored an expedition into the Spanish-territory led by Gregor MacGregor, a veteran of Latin American revolutions. The group occupied Amelia Island on June 20 and raised a white flag with a green cross. Four months later they were forced to leave, and their flag was all but forgotten.
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Link Posted: 9/8/2002 10:23:39 PM EDT
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[img]http://www.agredon.com/!alonefl.gif[/img]
Proposed State Flag 1845 On March 3, 1845, Florida became the twenty-seventh state. Citizens of Tallahassee presented incoming Governor William D. Moseley with a flag that flew at his inauguration. However, because of a controversy surrounding its motto, it never became an official state flag. The flag shown here is reconstructed from a written description.
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[img]http://www.agredon.com/secessfl.gif[/img]
Florida Secession Banner 1861 Unofficial "secession" flags were flying in many parts of the state even before Florida left the Union. "The Ladies of Broward's Neck" in Duval County presented this flag to Governor Madison Starke Perry. It was displayed at the Capitol when the Ordinance of Secession was signed on January 11, 1861.
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[img]http://www.agredon.com/lonestar.gif[/img]
Colonel Chase's Lone Star Flag 1861 During the crisis preceding the outbreak of the Civil War, state forces took control of the federal forts and navy yard at Pensacola. At the Pensacola Navy Yard, Colonel William H. Chase, commander of Florida troops, raised this provisional flag. Colonel Chase's lone star flag had the same design as that used by the Republic of Texas Navy between 1836 and 1845.
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[img]http://www.agredon.com/1861flag.gif[/img]
Florida's First Official Flag 1861 After Florida seceded from the Union in January 1861, a number of unofficial flags flew over the state. The general assembly passed an act directing Governor Madison S. Perry to adopt "an appropriate device for a State flag which shall be distinctive in character." Six months later the governor had the secretary of state record the description of Florida's first official flag. Whether it was ever raised over the Capitol or in the field is unknown. The flag shown here is reconstructed from a written description.
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Link Posted: 9/8/2002 10:24:47 PM EDT
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[img]http://www.agredon.com/flag1868.gif[/img]
Second Official State Flag 1868-1900 The Constitutional Convention of 1868 provided Florida with its second official state flag. It declared that the legislature should, as soon as convenient, "adopt a State Emblem having the design of the Great Seal of the State impressed upon a white ground of six feet six inches fly and six feet deep."
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Miccosukee Flag 1962-Present It is a Miccosukee belief that life spins in a circle starting in the east and moving to the north, west, and south. The colors of the Miccosukee flag represent these four points of the compass. East is represented by the color yellow, north by red, west by black, and south by white. The Miccosukee Tribe adopted this flag in 1962.
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[img]http://www.agredon.com/tribal_seal.gif[/img]
The Seminole Tribe of Florida 1979-Present The Seminole Tribe of Florida currently uses this flag, which features the four traditional colors of the Seminole and Miccosukee people. The central seal—with its fire and open, palm-thatched hut, called a chickee—represents the tribal council.
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Link Posted: 9/9/2002 4:52:56 PM EDT
cc, you might want to edit your post to avoid taking the graphics from the Florida website--each image loaded is trying to set a cookie.
Link Posted: 9/9/2002 5:23:16 PM EDT
I moved the pictures to my website and changed the links...but, I have no idea when they'll show up...as the company I leased the web space seems to be down right now.
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