Digital First: Mississipians come together to agree on a new state flag

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VICKSBURG, Miss. (WJTV) – With voters approving the design after Tuesdays election… It replaces a Confederate-themed flag, which state lawmakers retired months ago during a national reckoning over racial injustice.

“ We had an overwhelming vote yesterday in favor of a new state flag. Which was unbelievable but I wouldn’t really surprise because I’ve seen the support from everybody” Mack Varner, Vicksburg attorney.

Mack Varner An Attorney in Vicksburg was appointed by Lt. Governor Delbert Hoseman to be on the commission. He says this is a great moment for the state of Mississippi 

Mack Varner attorney 

” It does I think it just reaffirms it just reaffirms the state that all Mississippi is Hale. It sends a message to the nations that I live by and reaffirms our faith in God we trust” Mack Varner, Vicksburg attorney .

The new Mississippi flag has the state flower on a dark blue background with red bars on either end. The magnolia is encircled by stars representing Mississippi as the 20th state. The flag also has a single star made of diamond shapes representing the Native American people who lived on the land before others arrived. 

The attorney believes the new flag shows how united the people in this state can be.

“Everybody, everybody I’ve talked to. Everybody I’ve been in contact with has been overwhelmingly and in support of our new flight. The colors, the way it hangs close to the American flag and I think everyone is very pleased about it as I am also” Mack Varner attorney.

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