The Daughters of the American Revolution organized another state flag contest won by DAR member Dixie Cornell Gebhardt in 1917. The winning flag design, adopted in 1921, is on a background of three vertical red, white and blue stripes representing Iowa's part in the 1803 Louisiana Purchase. The blue stripe represents loyalty, truth and justice, the white stripe signifies purity, and the red stripe stands for courage. A flying eagle with a scroll in its mouth taken from the state seal is centered on the flag above the word IOWA.
Annin state flags are made from 100% SolarMax nylon. This material, developed especially for the flag industry, is engineered to resist damage from the sun's UV rays.
Annin's outdoor state flags are stocked in sizes 12 X 18 inches, 2x3 ft., 3x5 ft., 4x6 ft., 5x8 ft., and 6 X 10 ft.
Larger outdoor sizes are available through our custom department.
Indoor flags with pole sleeve and gold fringe are available in sizes 3x5 ft. and 4x6 ft.