I noticed last night that several media outlets had announced the final two Mississippi flag choices –https://news.yahoo.com/shield-magnolia-final-two-options-193950318.html. One has a magnolia and one is the Great River Flag mentioned in my last post on the subject: Mississippi Flag Final Five Poll. While there is some Mississippi symbolism in the Great River Flag, it’s not readily apparent to the average American or even the average Mississippian. The magnolia is the state flower. Personally, I am voting for the magnolia. The magnolia flower will be amended a bit:
The remaining magnolia flag design will be slightly amended following recommendations by Clay Moss, a flag expert. Moss suggested for the red stripes and yellow border to be made broader. The amended design will be printed full-size before the next meeting of the commission.
The poll is non-binding – ignore the link in the Yahoo News link above and use this link – https://www.mdah.ms.gov/flagpoll-top2, but it should give the commission a sense of which version is preferred.