Centered on red, white and blue fields is the Missouri state seal. It is encircled by a blue band with twenty-four stars representing the number of states in 1821. The stars in the inner circle have the same meaning. Two huge grizzly bears support the circular shield in the center which has three parts:
· The motto "United We Stand, Divided we Fall"
· The right section representing the United States
· The left section containing a moon representing a new state and a grizzly bear standing for courage.
· The flag was designed by Mrs. Marie Elizabeth Oliver of Cape Girardeau, Missouri. Flag adopted 1913.


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