Miss. House votes to approve new state flag

Miss. House votes to approve new state flag
The magnolia flower centered banner chosen Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2020 by the Mississippi State Flag Commission flies outside the Old State Capitol Museum in downtown Jackson, Miss. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis) (Source: Rogelio V. Solis)

JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT) - The Mississippi House of Representatives voted to approve the “In God We Trust” flag.

The flag was the first item on the agenda Tuesday, as House Bill 1 for 2021.

Voters approved the design in November.

The bill must also pass the Senate before it will officially fly over the Capitol.

House Speaker Philip Gunn says a ceremony at the Capitol is planned for this week, which would be similar to the one in July when the old flag was removed.

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