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    Unveiled Monday (Nov. 22) during the swearing-in ceremonies of two state officials officials displayed the new Louisana flag.

    New Louisiana state flag with bleeding pelican is unfurled | NOLA.com

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    Default Re: Louisiana updates flag!

    The "bleeding pelican" has been on the Louisiana flag all along, but apparently the blood drops were not mentioned in the existing state law. The new version also seems to have an updated depiction of the pelican itself (the wings are different). However, it seems like a bit of a stretch to call it a "new flag"!

    Apparently, the symbol of the bleeding pelican has a long history, and was known in medieval heraldry as "the pelican in her piety." According to this discussion on FOTW

    Arbois (Municipality, Jura, France)

    it was a religous symbol of the Resurrection: The pelican was said to kill her own fledglings and resurrecting them three days later by slashing her chest and shedding the fledglings with her own blood, the same way God resurrected His Son on the Third Day.

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    Default Re: Louisiana updates flag!

    After seeing the title of this thread I was relieved to see that the flag was not redesigned by reducing the pelican to a small symbol in the upper hoist with the text LOUISIANA emblazoned underneath.

    PLEASE don't forward this comment to anyone in Louisiana lest they get the wrong idea and make things worse.

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    Default Re: Louisiana updates flag!

    Well at least is not an oil rig on a blue background.

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    Default Re: Louisiana updates flag!

    Quote Originally Posted by csaanv View Post
    Well at least is not an oil rig on a blue background.

    Sorry, but that design has been taken!

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    Default Re: Louisiana updates flag!

    LOL! No wonder they left Houston.

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    Hi, All! (Happy Thanksgiving!)

    A while back I had heard (or read) a rumor that Louisiana was contemplating re-designing their old flag or maybe getting a whole new one. If I remember correctly, most of the rumor's "Noise" was to the effect of getting rid of the pelican and replacing it with some form of the "Fleur-de-lis" design.

    Unfortunately, I can't remember if I'd heard about it before or after the New Orleans Saints winning the Super Bowl.


    But..... That was then and this is now!


    GO DUCKS !!!


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    What a disappointment! I really wanted to see them get rid of the pelican. It looks like it is sitting on an old tire on the flag I own.

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