The Iowa State Flag is a vertical tricolor of blue, white, and red, reflecting the U.S. state of Iowa's history as part of the French Louisiana. image of a bald eagle with a long ribbon reading "Our liberties we prize and our rights we will maintain", derived from the Seal of Iowa. It took almost 75 years after Iowa was granted statehood for the state legislature to adopt the Iowa state flag in 1921.
Iowa’s state flag was designed by an Iowa chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. The flag was created in response to a request form Iowa National Guardsmen stationed at the Mexico border during WW I. The Guardsmen were looking for flag that was an emblem Iowa to represent their unit.