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Ashley Chapter NSDAR
Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Organized June 10, 1899

Iowa Information

Iowa State Flag

The Iowa Banner was adopted on March 29, 1921.  Iowa had not adopted a state banner and action was not taken until World War I, when Iowa National Guardsmen stationed along the Mexican border suggested a state banner. The banner was designed by Mrs. Dixie Cornell Gebhardt, who, in 1911, was the organizing regent of the Mary Marion Chapter DAR in Knoxville. She was elected the twelfth State Regent of the Iowa Society Daughters of the American Revolution in October 1915 and served through March 1918.

The colors chosen for the banner were red, white and blue, of the French Tri-Color banner, since Iowa was part of the Louisiana Purchase from France. The central panel of white is the background for the design taken from the Great Seal of Iowa. The state motto " Our Liberties We Prize, and Our Rights We Will Maintain" is written on the streamer. 

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