Louisiana Republic Flag
Size 3 x5 feet
Louisiana seceded from the Union on the 26th of January, 1861. As one of the first seven states to secede, her representatives were present in Montgomery, Alabama, when the Confederate States of America was formed on February 8th, 1981. Three days later Louisiana adopted the flag you see above.
The committee that created the “…national flag of the State of Louisiana…” were trying to incorporate elements of their earlier flags. We can easily see the influence of the Stars and Stripes. Southerners held strongly to the roots of American independence, and the colors and design clearly show those ties. The flag also shows signs of Spain, France, and the legendary Bonnie Blue Flag.
America today is indebted to Louisiana for many things, and the textures of its people have contributed much to what we experience. This flag is a fitting symbol of that, and of the independent spirit that lives there still.
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