July 8, 2015
The fields of red represent honor and the blood sacrificed by all, Choctaw, slaves, African-Americans in the civil rights struggles, Confederates from Mississippi, Union soldiers who died in Mississippi, Mississippi soldiers who died in America's wars, all those who sacrificed and made our history what it is. The red fields are bordered by white, the color of peace, as all the sacrifices lead to peace. Within the white of peace is the blue cross of eternity, pointing in the four directions but all united as one. Within the field of eternity is one white star representing all the people, white being the color being made of all the colors, just as Mississippi is made of all the people. -William Spell Jr.