Redesigned flag to be unveiled Monday
BATON ROUGE – A new, redesigned flag for the state will be unveiled Monday.
Louisiana’s well-known blue flag, which features a mother pelican feeding her chicks in a nest, will now have blood on the bird’s chest. Historical descriptions of the flag include three drops of blood on the mother’s breast as a sign of Louisiana’s willingness to sacrifice itself for its citizens.
The new version of the state’s flag will be officially shown for the first time Monday keeps with a bill passed by lawmakers in 2006 that requires new state flags to show the drops of blood.
The redesign will be unveiled at the swearing in of Lt. Gov.-elect Jay Dardenne and his top aide Tom Schedler, who is taking over for Dardenne as secretary of state.