The state flag of Mississippi features a white magnolia blossom and the words “In God We Trust” on a red field with a gold-bordered blue pale.  The magnolia, the state flower, is circled by 20 stars representing the 20th state in the union, topped by a gold native American “diamond star.”  Bands of Old Glory Red, Old Gold and Old Glory Blue are the backdrop for this symbol-rich flag.  It became the official U.S. State of Mississippi flag on January 11, 2021.